News By Category: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

After a year of hardships for many, Golden Valley residents may be looking for ways to give back. PRISM, a local organization that provides those in need with food, financial assistance, and other services, currently needs volunteers and donations of food and necessities. Read More

According to the American Association of People With Dis/Abilities, there at over 15 million people in the United States with visible and non-visible disabilities and many of those people are un- or underemployed. Often times this relates to many employers not offering a dis/ability inclusive workplace. At the City’s next Building An Equitable Golden Valley forum, June 9, 6 pm, attendees will learn about dis/ability inclusion in the workplace and the relationship between increasing accessibility and outcomes like staff retention, profitability, and positive work environments. Read More

At its June 1 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council unanimously passed a proclamation declaring the month of June LGBTQ+ Pride month. Pride Month is celebrated each June as a tribute to the historical New York Stonewall Riots in 1969, a galvanizing force for LGBTQ+ activism. Read More

As we approach one year since the murder of George Floyd, we recognize this week may bring forth many emotions like sadness, anger, frustration, and hope. In honor of George Floyd and his family, we encourage community members to reflect on our shared humanity and the power of coming together. Several community organizations are hosting events throughout the week to provide spaces for healing, community, and action towards social justice. Read More

The City’s next quarterly equity forum takes place June 9, 6 pm via Cisco Webex. Community members will learn about dis/ability inclusion in the workplace and the relationship between increasing accessibility and outcomes like staff retention, profitability, and positive work environments. Read More

As part of its ongoing commitment to community policing and community health, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) has entered into a mutually beneficial memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Normandale Community College to hire a community health student intern this spring and summer. Read More

Eligible residents can apply for a new program that provides assistance paying monthly internet service bills. If qualified, residents can receive $50 per month towards internet service. Read More

The City’s Police Commission Task Force (PCTF) is preparing to share the culmination of its work and receive public feedback at the May 5, noon and 6:30 pm engagement sessions. Community members only need to attend one session as all information will remain the same.

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The City of Golden Valley is hiring for the position of Police Commander for the Golden Valley Police Department. Applications will be accepted until May 23. Read More

For the past year, Minnesota has been a focus of worldwide attention as we reckon with the prevalence of systemic racism in response to the public killing of George Floyd, the following trial and conviction, and the associated protests and civil unrest. The City of Golden Valley stands firmly in its commitment to continuing racial equity work and is rooted in its core values of courage, accountability, inclusion, and communication.

The City understands more deeply than ever the need to listen, learn, and advance change. We recognize building a community with equal access to opportunities and resources for all stakeholders requires the voices of our residents, businesses, and visitors. As we work together, take care of yourselves and one another, and please listen to and treat each other with compassion and respect.

We want to hear your voices. As the City continues its equity work, there will be opportunities to participate and provide input. Please watch the City website, newsletter, and social media for updates.

Meanwhile, Hennepin County has shared the following list of community resources to assist you during this time: