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Meet the Working for Goshen Team

The Candidates

Gina Leichty


Gina Leichty, Mayor

As a business leader, Gina devotes most of her time to turning seemingly impossible tasks into reality. She finds gratification in finding strategic ways to launch and grow businesses with whatever tools are available at the time. Her approach is the foundation of the Goshen team motto, “Solve for Yes.”

Richard Aguirre


Richard Aguirre, Clerk-Treasurer

Elected to the office of Clerk-Treasurer in 2021, Richard  relies on his knowledge, expertise, and budgetary acumen — bolstered by 16 years of management and supervisory experience in the business and nonprofit sector — to follow through at every turn with solutions and savings for the taxpayers of Goshen.

Matt Fisher

City Council, District 1

Matt Fisher, City Council, District 1

An Information Security Architect, Matt’s work entails designing, building, and maintaining information security systems to protect the public from security threats within the finance industry. Vast education, knowledge, and experience in public asset protection helped spurr Matt’s interest in working for city government.

Rachael Mercado

City Council, District 2

Rachael Mercado, City Council, District 2

Rachael, president of the West Goshen Neighborhood Association (WGNA), works in the legal field — within the trusts and estates sector — and has significant experience in small business operations and management. Also a former educator, Rachael has taught children at all grade levels within the Goshen Community Schools system.

Shannan Martin

City Council, District 3

Shannan Martin, City Council, District 3

Shannan and her husband Cory moved to Goshen to raise their family 12 years ago and fell in love with The Maple City. A nationally-recognized best-selling author of three books on the topics of community and faith, Shannan believes in the power of neighbors who eat together and have each other’s backs. She works on staff at The Window, Inc. and volunteers for several local organizations.

Megan Eichorn

City Council, District 4

Megan Eichorn, City Council, District 4

A 20-year resident of The Maple City, Megan — District 4 Councilwoman since 2019 — works tirelessly for the betterment of all those in her district. A liaison to the Community Relations Commission, Megan is a member of the Communications Department at Goshen Community Schools and works to collaborate with faculty, administration, and staff across the district.

Phil Lederach

City Council, District 5

Phil Lederach, City Council, District 5

Having spent over 40 years as a public schools educator and administrator, Phil’s experience in establishing protocols, managing million-dollar budgets, and effective long-term planning is significant. A graduate of Goshen College (1979), Phil credits his love of Goshen and his family with inspiring his foray into government. Phil and his wife, Lisa, have nine children — all of whom attended Goshen Community Schools.

Linda M. Gerber

City Council, At-Large

With 15 years of executive leadership in the international nonprofit space, Linda — a 1996 Goshen College graduate and an active volunteer who has served on boards for the likes of the Global Center on Cooperative Security (UK) and the Peace Action Education Fund — brings uncommon expertise and an environmental focus with her in her run for City Council.

Sandra Rodriguez-McMasters

City Council, At-Large

Sandra Rodriguez-McMasters City Council, At-Large

A 25-year Goshen resident, Sandra — who came to Goshen from Mexico in 1998 — works with children and adolescents as a therapist at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center. A 2019 graduate of Goshen College — where she is a member of the Latino Advisory Council — Sandra served on the Goshen City Community Relations Commission in 2014 and 2015 and has previously served as both vice president and president of the Rieth Park Neighborhood Association.

City Council Districts, Goshen, Indiana

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Goshen, Indiana City Council Districts

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