City Government

As the State of Minnesota loosens COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Golden Valley is adjusting its practices, with plans to fully reopen to the public no later than July 1, 2021. Until then, City staff continue to work remotely and can be reached by email. Learn more here.

Pyramid Of Success

Values. Vision. Mission. Organizational Priorities. These are the key elements that guide Golden Valley's strategic planning process and commitment to community.

2021 State Of The City

View the 2021 presentation.


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.

The City Council appoints the City Manager, who administers City matters and implements Council policies and directives. The City Manager appoints the City's Department Heads and members of the Management Team.

City Council elections are held in November in odd-numbered years. Residents elect a Mayor for a four-year term and four Council members for staggered four-year terms. All Council members serve at large to represent the entire community, so residents may contact any one of them to express concerns and opinions.