At its April 11 work session, the Golden Valley City Council discussed the process it will use to appoint a replacement for Council Member Kimberly Sanberg, who recently announced her intent to resign from office this spring. The City Council will formally accept her resignation and adopt a resolution to declare a vacancy at its regular meeting April 18.
“As you know, my family and I will be moving abroad in early June,” wrote Sanberg in her resignation letter. “It has been an honor to work alongside all of you, city staff, and our community in our collective effort to make Golden Valley even better.”
Sanberg was elected to the City Council in 2019. She had previously served on Golden Valley’s Open Space and Recreation Commission since 2016 and was a founding organizer of the Golden Valley Pride Festival.
In her letter, Sanberg said she is especially proud of the City’s work on “critical issues like affordable housing; city-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion; and reimagining public safety.”
“I know Golden Valley will continue to serve its residents well, tackle tough issues, and be a leader in the metro and in Minnesota,” wrote Sanberg. “I look forward to following your progress from abroad.”
The application process to appoint Sanberg’s replacement on the City Council will open April 19. Information will be available on the City website.