The schools are getting a $17.15 million facilities boost, a U.S. 33 reroute through downtown is in the works and progress is being made on a renovation of the Goshen Theater. No wonder they’re talking about us down state.
At the end of his state of the city address Thursday, Kauffman challenged the leaders in the room to be co-creators of the city and make positive differences as ambassadors of Goshen. “We can’t always reverse decisions of our predecessors,” Kauffman said. “We can’t change our community’s history. We can’t change our geographic location. But we can make our future better by making quality decisions and investing wisely.”
Kauffman is right. We shouldn’t take stock of our community once a year over an Amish-style buffet. No, our appreciation and aspiration should consist of a daily inventory of deeds and interactions that keep inching us toward a place we’re more proud of than the day before.