City Council

Golden Valley is a Statutory "Plan B" City, with a part-time Mayor and City Council empowered by law to legislate city-wide policy and a full-time City Manager who serves as chief executive. All Council members serve at large to represent the entire community, so residents may contact any one of them to express concerns and opinions. Mayor and Council members are elected in November of odd-numbered years for four-year staggered terms.

Regular Meetings

  • first and third Tuesday of each month
  • 6:30 pm (unless other notice is given).
  • Due to the Golden Valley City Council Chambers renovations, City Council meetings will be held in the Council Conference Room at City Hall until further notice.
  • 7800 Golden Valley Road
    Golden Valley, MN 55427

The public may participate during public comment sections, including the public forum beginning at 6:20 pm. There are in-person and remote options for attending and commenting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View most recent Agendas, Minutes, and Recordings.

Archive

View archived Agendas, Minutes, and Recordings.

Remote Options For Attending & Commenting

  • To attend the next regular meeting on July 5 via Webex, call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 2469 430 5089.
  • For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007.
  • To participate in the meeting during public comment sections, see options below:
    • Via web stream - Stream via Webex and use the ‘raise hand’ feature during public comment sections. You will be alerted when it is your time to speak.
    • Via phone - Call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 2469 430 5089. Press *3 to raise your hand during public comment sections. You will be alerted when it is your time to speak. If you incur costs calling into the meeting, you may submit the costs to the City for reimbursement consideration.
  • July 5 (PDF)
  • July 19
  • Aug 3
  • Aug 16
  • Sep 5
  • Sep 20
  • Oct 6
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 1 
  • Nov 15
  • Dec 6
  • Dec 20

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Work Sessions

  • second Tuesday of each month
  • 6:30 pm (unless other notice is given).
  • Due to the Golden Valley City Council Chambers renovations, Council work session meetings will be held in the Council Conference Room at City Hall until further notice. 
  • 7800 Golden Valley Road
    Golden Valley, MN 55427

No formal actions are taken during work sessions. The public is invited to attend and listen to the discussion; public participation is allowed with approval from the City Council.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View most recent Agendas and Minutes/Recordings.

Archive

View archived Agendas and Minutes/Recordings.


Remote Options For Attending

  • To attend the next work session on July 12 via Webex, call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 2469 363 7267.
  • For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007.

2022 Work Sessions

2022 Work 

2022 Work 

  • July 12
  • Aug 10
  • Sept 13

2022 Work ates

  • Oct 11
  • Nov 9
  • Dec 13

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Additional Meeting Information

Meetings are open to the public unless designated as closed executive sessions to deal with confidential matters such as lawsuits or labor negotiations.

Watch on Channel 16 or Online

Regular City Council meetings are televised live on City Cable Channel 16 and replayed daily at 6:30 pm. Meetings are also webcast live and are available for replay on demand.

Addressing the Council

The public is encouraged to attend all open meetings and can address the Council during Public Hearings and Open Forum.

Running for City Office

Persons interested in running for City Council for the 2023 municipal election are able to file for office with the City Clerk. View requirement on the  City Elections & Financial Reports page. 


Members

The Mayor and City Council do not have regular hours at City Hall. However, residents can leave phone messages for them on the City's voice mail message system (763-593-8001) or via email (see below).

City Council members also serve as commissioners for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

  1. Shep Harris (2023)
  2. Maurice Harris (2023)
  3. Denise La Mere-Anderson (2025)
  4. Gillian Rosenquist (2025)
  5. Kimberly Sanberg (2023)
  1. Shep Harris

    Shep Harris

    Mayor
    Phone: 612-219-8531 (c)

    Term Expires: 2023