News By Category: Community

At its Oct 19 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council approved a new contract with Republic Services for residential curbside recycling and organics recycling beginning January 2022. Recycling pick up will remain on an every-other-Friday schedule, and organics recycling will be picked up every Friday beginning January 7, 2022. Read More

The City’s next equity forum, Oct 28, 6–7:30 pm will feature a presentation and discussion on the City’s equity plan and an introduction of the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission. The event will be held virtually via Cisco Webex and will have an opportunity for attendees to participate at home. Read More

Although absentee voting began last month, voters will be able to deposit their completed absentee ballot into a ballot counter at City Hall Oct 26–Nov 1. Voting machines will record votes as they are turned in but will not report results until after polls close on Election Day, Nov 2. Read More

Golden Valley residents are welcomed to attend any of the monthly Adult 55+ presentations at Brookview. In October, Money Matters is scheduled Oct 21, 10 am and Coffee Talk is scheduled Oct 27, 10 am. Read More

To further their commitment to mental and community health, the City of Golden Valley and its Police Department recently partnered with Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office and Behavioral Health to pilot the 911 Embedded Social Worker program. The program objectives are to provide targeted support to people in crisis and training to 911 dispatchers who manage mental health-related calls. Read More

The City began its fall street sweeping Mon, Oct 18 to clean up leaves and other debris before the first snowfall. Read More

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone and when you least expect it. October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month and the Golden Valley Fire Department (GVFD) wants to ensure all residents know what to do when the unexpected happens. Read More

A Golden Valley firefighter will be featured in the American Lung Association’s 2022 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar that honors local heroes and supports its vision of a world free of lung disease. Battalion Chief Ken Bence has participated in the Minnesota Lung Association’s annual Fight For Air Climb 14 times, raising more than $75,000. Read More

At its Sept 21 meeting, the City Council approved a contract with executive search consultant America’s Best Strategic Security Group (ABSS) to lead the recruitment process for Golden Valley’s next police chief. Community members are invited to meet the consultant and share their thoughts on important qualities for the next chief at an open house Oct 14, 6–8 pm, at Brookview (316 Brookview Pkwy). Read More

In response to questions from community members regarding staffing levels at the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD), representatives from the GVPD and City administration met to clarify the issue and provide answers to the public. Read More