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Jeff Lupient resides with his family in the city of Golden Valley, Minnesota. Part of Hennepin County, Golden Valley sits in southeast Minnesota and currently serves as home to over 20,000 residents. A first-ring suburb of Minneapolis, Golden Valley is only five convenient miles from the metropolis’ bustling downtown area. Golden Valley remains a thoroughly family-oriented community, boasting an attractive suburban locale with excellent schools, an array of neighborhoods, and extensive outdoor recreation opportunities. Additionally, Golden Valley works to foster a business-friendly environment.

The exact origin of Golden Valley’s name remains in question. However, it is likely that the moniker refers more to wheat and grain rather than to wildflowers. What is now Golden Valley started as an agricultural center. Incorporated in 1886 as the Village of Golden Valley, the area hosted a multitude of dairies, mills, and farms. At the time, the community boasted only a few hundred residents. In 1912, the Electric Luce Line Railroad was constructed through Golden Valley, leading to extensive development and community growth. From 1910 to 1940, the population of Golden Valley jumped from 692 to over 2,000. The area continued to flourish after World War II, when a number of industries discovered Golden Valley’s potential. The village of Golden Valley continued to grow and ultimately transitioned to become the city of Golden Valley in 1972.

Today, Golden Valley remains an attractive business and family-friendly place in which to live and work. Golden Valley believes that citizen participation is a core component of a happy and successful community. To that end, the city of Golden Valley sponsors a variety of ongoing community-oriented activities. Additionally, the city is always looking for ways to promote further civic improvements. The Envision Golden Valley program acts as Golden Valley’s principal initiative that connects an array of organizations and individuals interested in improving the local community. Encouraging a variety of opportunities for citizens to get involved, Golden Valley offers the Envision Award to those demonstrating exceptional civic commitment. Additionally, a diverse collection of grassroots organizations works to connect and improve the city.

For more information regarding the city of Golden Valley, Minnesota, please visit www.goldenvalleymn.gov.

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