Department Directory

Administrative Services

Golden Valley's Administrative Services Department includes divisions such as General Services, Finance, Information Technology Services, and Motor Vehicle Licensing.

City Manager

The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, serves as the executive officer in charge of administering all City business and implementing Council policies and directives.


Golden Valley's Communications staff is responsible for all City publications and information pieces.

Community Development

Golden Valley's Community Development Department includes the divisions of Engineering, Planning, and Inspections.

Fire Department

The Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) provides fire suppression, fire code enforcement, and fire prevention services.

Human Resources

Human Resources is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and training employees; managing employee safety programs, compensation, and benefits; administering personnel policy and employment law; and negotiating and administering labor contracts.


The City Attorney provides legal advice and services to the City’s elected officials and various City employees.

Parks & Recreation

Golden Valley's Parks & Recreation Department provides a variety of recreation programs for people of all ages and administers the use of the City's parks and other recreation facilities.

Police Department

The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) provides law enforcement and progressive community service, including patrol, investigation of crimes, prosecution of offenders, and crime prevention.

Public Works

Golden Valley's Public Works Department includes the divisions Parks, Streets, Utilities, and Vehicle Maintenance.