The Golden Valley City Council will hold a special meeting May 19 to interview candidates and adopt a resolution appointing a new council member to fill the spot vacated by Council Member Kimberly Sanberg, who resigned from office effective May 16, 2023.
Five Golden Valley residents applied for the appointment: Roger Bergman, Stephen Ettel, Sophia Ginis, Andy Johnson, and Stephen Merriman.
Applications were open April 19– May 7, and the City Council reviewed applications May 8–16.
According to Article VII, Section 6, of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, candidates for public office must:
- be an eligible voter in Minnesota
- be 21 years old upon assuming office
- have resided in the district 30 days previous to the application
After attending orientation and onboarding May 22–June 5 to prepare for the first meeting and remainder of the term, the new council member will take the oath of office and be sworn in June 6. The term of office expires Jan 2, 2024.
More information regarding the application and appointment process is available on the City website.