I'm Gillian Rosenquist
and I would like to
represent you on the
Golden Valley City Council
Passion • Connection • Community
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About Gillian Rosenquist

Hello, I'm Gillian Rosenquist, and I want to represent you in the City Council.

As your Council Member, I will listen to you, communicate and build partnerships and relationships that will keep Golden Valley the wonderful mix of urban style, suburban tranquility and community spirit that we love. My long and active involvement in Golden Valley community organizations, commissions and committees gives me the knowledge and experience to help shape and guide our present and our future..

  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law
  • B.A. University of Washington, Seattle
  • Minneapolis Southwest High School
Work Experience
  • LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program connecting low-income entrepreneurs and inventors to pro bono lawyers and sources of legal advice (2015-2017)
  • Intellectual Property Law Practice at 2 Minneapolis firms
Golden Valley City Experience and Community Involvement
  • Open Space and Recreation Commission, Vice-Chair (2012-present)
  • Bottineau LRT Station Planning and Citizens Advisory Committees representing Golden Valley residents (2013-16)
  • League of Women Voters, Golden Valley Board Member, President (2017), Forum Moderator
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School Volunteer: PTO Executive Board; Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • Golden Valley Little League
  • Hopkins Ultimate Frisbee Recreation Team
  • Golden Valley Boy Scout Pack 268 Mom and Volunteer
  • Minnesota United for All Families
  • MOMS Club of Golden Valley (2003-2010)

More About Gillian

I grew up in Minneapolis and have lived in Golden Valley for 15 years. I love live music, literature and art, craft beer, long walks with our dog and time with family and friends. Married to Jeff, 2nd generation owner of Rosenquist Construction, Inc. Jeff’s an active Cub Scout leader and enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.

3 sons in Hopkins Public Schools

Black Lab named Ripley

Gillian is my "go-to" person for all things Golden Valley. Whether it's Open Spaces, Education or just plain community fun, Gillian is passionate about her city and would be a tremendous asset to the City Counsel."

Therese Tennessen
"I firmly believe in supporting local businesses."

Pictured with Kathryn Simpson, owner of The Beauty Lab in Golden Valley and Golden Valley resident

If Elected

I'm Gillian Uecker Rosenquist and I would like to represent you on the Golden Valley City Council.

Vision for Golden Valley

- Convenient, connected and enhanced trails, parks and open spaces
- Improved walkability and cyclability.
- Thoughtful development
- Housing options for all generations and households
- Environmental stewardship
- Listening to and communication with residents and businesses
- Responsible budget and debt management
- Small business support and partnerships
- Community-building events and arts

If elected, I will:

  • Listen a lot; speak up when I should; ask hard questions; and make thoughtful decisions.
  • Be a bridge-builder and connector forming partnerships and building consensus.
  • Help connect communities with safe routes and trails, gathering spaces, neighborhood engagement
  • Draw upon the wonderful and deep business, arts and leadership community we have living and working in Golden Valley to bring more art and unique businesses to our area
  • Be a budget watchdog to make sure that we are being responsible with our spending and planning for the future.
  • Improve resident communication and outreach

My positions on the issues:

2040 Comprehensive Plan

The Metropolitan Council requires that the City submit a comprehensive plan for how it will evolve over the next 20 years given demographic changes, regional plans and our community’s vision for the future. It’s an opportunity and process that requires lots of engagement with residents, practicality and imagination, leadership and responsibility. Gillian’s roles representing the City and residents in light rail and open space, park, trail and community center planning have prepared me for this important plan.

Housing and Development

Increased appeal and population of Golden Valley are opportunities with challenges. Affordability metro-wide is an issue, particuarly for those on fixed or lower incomes. Seniors should not have to leave their community when they face life changes. Gillian will work to keep our neighborhoods safe, vital, and desirable and with a variety of housing options.

Trash and Organics

Unified collection is a reoccurent issue with residents split on the options. Gillian will listen to residents and study other communities such as St. Paul and Bloomington to figure out if the time is right for Golden Valley to switch to a unified collection system. Many residents want organics collection. The Council should direct staff and a commission to study the ways in which we can add organics and reduce trash volume.

Connectivity and Safe Routes

Residents want to get around the city and region on foot, bike and transit either for lesiure, errands, or commuting. The Bike and Pedestrian Taskforce, City staff, and the Three Rivers Park Distict have a great plan to add these sorts of connections and we should take steps to implement as much of it as possible as soon as possible.

Small Business

As much as we value the large corporations and businesses that are well-established in Golden Valley, we know that a mix of small businesses, especially those locally-owned and unique, makes our City vital and special. Gillian will work to build relationships with small businesses to make sure City services are efficient and helpful so we remain a welcoming and business-friendly place.

If you support my vision for Golden Valley and would like me to represent you on the City Council, you can help!

• Donate via PayPal or via check sent to: Rosenquist For Council, 2321 Kyle Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422
• Help with door-knocking and literature distribution
• Host a Meet and Greet and/or Fundraiser
• Endorse me publicly by having a sign in your yard, sending a tweet, or allowing me to list you or quote you on literature or on my website

As your Council Member, I will listen to you, communicate and build partnerships and relationships that will keep Golden Valley the wonderful mix of urban style, suburban tranquility and community spirit that we love.
Contact Gillian

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Rosenquist for Council
Our location

2321 Kyle Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422

E-mail and telephone

info@gillianrosenquist.com | 763-529-9279

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