Why I Serve

Golden Valley Boards and Commissions serve as advisory bodies to the City Council, and each group is tasked with the responsibility of researching, reviewing, and making recommendations on City issues.

Whether it's organizing the annual Run The Valley, developing better ways to use the City's open spaces, or creating a Pollinator Protection Plan, the City's commissioners contribute significantly to the success of Golden Valley.

Currently, more than 55 residents volunteer their time to serve their community in this way. In a world where people can volunteer anywhere, we asked a few of them "Why the City of Golden Valley?"

Why Do You ServeDestiny Nathan

"Whether you're a teenager or an adult, it is quite easy to feel helpless with all of the bad events going on in the world. You might feel like there's not much you can do to help; that the problems are far bigger than what you can solve. In my case, the Human Rights Commission has been a great outlet for me to put the feeling of helplessness behind me. The HRC has given me a platform in which I can help others, even if it's just at a local level. Being able to work together with a group of people who have the same intentions as you do to make the world a better, kinder place is such a liberating feeling. It reminds you that you are not alone. That you can help. If you feel like I once did-helpless and eager to help out in any way you can supporting your community by joining an advisory board or commission is a great place to start. That is why I serve, and why you should as well."