City of Golden Valley Equity Task Force

In 2017, the City of Golden Valley’s management team participated in the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) program, resulting in the creation of a City equity plan. The plan was approved by the City Council in January 2018 and since then the City has made strides to implement the plan. Inspired by the phrase, "a rising tide lifts all boats," the City's equity plan will be called GV Rising TIDES, standing for Trust, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice. The next step of Rising TIDES is to create a task force to develop action items and implement strategies for specific goals within the plan.

GV Rising TIDES Task Force

The Task Force will meet monthly beginning January 2019 and focus on ways to:

  • diversify employee recruitment
  • ensure equity in City programming, services, and facilities
  • communicate the equity plan to community members
  • increase diversity in City boards/commissions, advisory groups, and elected officials
  • eliminate potential biases when reviewing City contracts and RFPs
  • review community outreach and education initiatives

GV Rising TIDES Meetings

  • When: 5 pm, second Tuesday of each month (unless other notice is given)
  • Where: City Hall Council Conference Room, Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road (unless otherwise noted)

Minutes & Agendas

Minutes and agendas are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next Rising Tides meeting.

2019 Meetings

  • Jan 15, City Equity Plan Review Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 12, Communicating Equity with the Community Agenda | Minutes
  • March 12, RFP and Contract Review Process Agenda | Minutes
  • April 9, RFP and Contract Review Process Agenda | Minutes
  • May 14, Increasing Diversity on Boards, Commissions, and City Council Agenda | Minutes
  • June 11, Rising Tides Checkpoint Agenda | Minutes
  • July 9, Diversifying Recruitment Strategies Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 13, Diversifying Recruitment Strategies Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 10, Community Outreach and Education Initiatives Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 15, Community Outreach and Education Initiatives Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 12, Equity in City Programming, Services, and Facilities Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 10, Equity in City Programming, Services, and Facilities Agenda | Minutes