7800 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Web site: www.ci.golden-valley.mn.us
Mayor Shep Harris
City Manager Tom Burt
City Council: Joanie Clausen, Paula Pentel, DeDe Scanlon, Steve Schmidgall
City population: 20,355 (April 2006 estimate)
Legislative districts: 44B, 45B
U.S. Congressional District: 5
School districts: Hopkins (270); Robbinsdale (281)
Golden Valley is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis, conveniently located five miles west of downtown. Featuring ample parks and nature areas, the city is known as one of the premier places to live in the Twin Cities due to its diverse neighborhoods, excellent housing stock, flourishing business community, and award-winning school districts.
Golden Valley operates under the council/manager form of government. The city council sets Golden Valley policy and overall direction for the city and appoints a city manager to serve as administrator. The city manager directs city staff in carrying out council decisions and providing services. The Golden Valley Housing and Redevelopment Authority was created by the city council to promote housing and redevelopment opportunities as the community refreshes its housing, commercial and industrial stock.
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