Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The City of Golden Valley is committed to delivering high-quality, responsive services to ensure the community remains vibrant and welcoming for all.

Addressing Discrimination and Harassment

According the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, in times of uncertainty, like the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of discrimination and harassment increase, and these issues have been prevalent in communities across Minnesota. The City of Golden Valley remains firm in its stance that it does not condone discrimination or harassment.

Below are tips for spotting and reporting discrimination and harassment.

What constitutes harassment in Minnesota?

Minnesota Statutes Section 609.749 defines harassment as behavior or conduct that causes the victim to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated, regardless of the relationship between the harasser and victim.

What should community members do if they are subject to or witness harassment?  

If there is an immediate threat to yourself or others, call 911. If the actions or behaviors are not an immediate threat to yourself or others consider the follow approaches.

How should the police respond?

Minnesota Statues Section 626.5531 states a peace officer must report to the head of the officer's department every violation of chapter 609 or a local criminal ordinance if the officer has reason to believe, or if the victim alleges, that the offender was motivated to commit the act by the victim's race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or characteristics identified as sexual orientation.

Building an Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) Community Forums

The City of Golden Valley hosts quarterly discussions on the topics of race, diversity, equity, and more. Discussion panelists feature a mix of City staff, councilmembers, commissioners, community members, and special guests. Read below to learn more about upcoming discussions.

  1. Upcoming Community Forums

Join The Event

  • In-Person: (see event details below)
  • Webex: Join the event online here.
    • Join the event via phone by calling 1-415-655-0001 and entering code 2457 791 1538.

2022 Schedule

Thu, Aug 18, 5:30 pm – Affordable Housing
PRISM, 1220 Zane Ave N

This forum focuses on affordable, inclusive housing in Golden Valley. Is there enough inclusive affordable housing now? Learn about and discuss the barriers to developing more affordable and inclusive housing, and the goals as reflected in the City Plan. 

Snacks and refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm and the presentation will begin at 6 pm.

Thu, Nov 17, 6 pm – DEI Celebration

  1. Past Forums

Celebrating Juneteenth In Golden Valley

To celebrate Juneteenth, the City of Golden Valley is highlighting local, Black business owners on social media, June 13–19.

  1. Rose Mcgee
  1. Lolita Whittaker-Sorensen
  1. Denise Mazone
  1. John Baker