City Government

Following Minnesota Department of Health guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Golden Valley will be closed indefinitely. City staff will be working remotely and can be reached by email. We thank you for your understanding.

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.

2020 State Of The City

Watch this year's 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.