City Council, At-Large
A 25-year resident with a career focus on helping neighbors, Sandra Rodriguez-McMasters, brings her experience, manufacturing knowledge, bilingual language capabilities, and social work skills to represent the diverse voices and backgrounds in the Goshen community.
City Council, At-Large
Sandra immigrated to the United States in 1998. After five years, she left the manufacturing sector to focus on raising her children. In the following years, she got more involved in the community by becoming the chair of the Reith Park Neighborhood Association, a member of the Community Relations Commission, and a member of the Community Coalition for Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship.
Sandra earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Goshen College and a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University. Currently, she works as a social worker.
For Sandra, representation is key. The everyday demands in peoples’ lives can make it difficult to get involved in the community. Her approach? Instead of asking people to come to her, she plans to focus on outreach.
Sandra’s Council Priorities
Quality roads and utilities are vital for our community to thrive. I promise to be a responsible steward of our city’s budget and resources. I will also build relationships with the city’s department leaders to understand needs and priorities better.
Goshen is in need of housing for people of all income levels. I vow to work with city staff, the Redevelopment Commission, and developers to analyze and support housing programs that will meet the community’s needs as well as attract newcomers.
A strong community requires building bridges between people with varying perspectives. I am committed to maintaining our united community by participating in events like Neighborhood Association gatherings, First Fridays, and other city activities.
Our parks are a source of pride and joy in our community. I will continue to protect our natural resources and support initiatives that put Goshen on the path to environmental resilience, including the Flood Resilience Plan and the Canopy Tree Program.
As a City Councilwoman at-large, it will be my duty and honor to engage, to listen, and to represent every voice in Goshen: of any gender, age, race, ethnicity or ability to meet their needs.
Together with the rest of the City Council, I will continue to support the Goshen Community Schools students to engage with the local government offices through the Youth Advisory Commission.
- Chair of the Rieth Park Neighborhood Association
- Sunday School teacher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
- Commissioner on the Goshen Community Relations Commission
- Member of the Community Coalition for Immigration Reform
- Bilingual Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University
- Bachelor’s in Social Work from Goshen College
- Associate’s in Accounting from CBTIS No. 39 Leona Vicario, Aguascalientes, Mexico
- Various roles at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center
- Internships at Goshen Community Schools and The Window
- Administrative assistant at Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network
- Administrative assistant at Phoenix Bookkeeping and Tax Service
- Advertisement Consultant at WKAM – La Mejor Hispanic Radio Station
- Assembly line and machine floor at Master Brand Cabinetry (formerly HomeCrest)
- Technical Accountant at Productos Rivas, Aguascalientes, Mexico
- Bank Teller at La Michoacana, Aguascalientes, Mexico