“Seeking the Welfare of the City”
1:30-2:30 pm at Greencroft Community Center, Jennings Auditorium
Reflections on my 16 years of public service on the Goshen City Council: highlighting changes, challenges and community assets. And what I learned about politics at the local level.
About Julia Gautsche
Julia Gautsche was raised in Stryker, Ohio. Her parents, Joyce and Elwood Graber, moved from their home in Ohio to Greencroft three years ago. Julia came to Goshen in 1971 to attend Goshen College. She graduated from GC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Indiana University/Purdue University with a Master’s Degree in Maternity Nursing, and the University of Illinois at Chicago with a post-graduate certificate in nurse-midwifery. She is a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife and co-owner of the Goshen Birth Center practice. Last year she retired after 44 years of clinical practice with Goshen Hospital, Fairhaven OB-GYN and Goshen Birth Center.
Julia has been an elected member of the Goshen Common Council for the last 16 years, having just recently retired after serving four successive four-year terms. As a member of the Council, she served as liaison to the Park Department, Planning Department, the Community Relations Commission, and Downtown Goshen Inc. As a board member of Downtown Goshen Inc., she helped develop the Façade Incentive Program which gives grants to downtown building and business owners for Façade renovations and maintenance.
Julia and her husband Larry have lived in their home on South Seventh Street since 1976. They have enjoyed living in the Historic Southside Neighborhood, within walking distance of the downtown business district and many other interesting Goshen places. They have three adult children.