Global Golden Valley
Oct 20, 2020
Helene Johnson
Global Golden Valley


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Helene Johnson's career has focused on continuing and professional education in corporate, public, and nonprofit settings. She retired after 38 years as Executive Director of a small nonprofit which provided educational programs for local government decisionmakers, staff, and advisory commission members in Minnesota - as well as their collaborators. She has been a resident of Golden Valley since 1989, and began her volunteer involvement here in 2004 as co-facilitator for the Golden Valley visioning process supported by Rotary. She continued as a member of the Envision Connection Project Board, a Bridge Builder, and a founding board member of the Golden Valley Community Foundation, where she still serves. Helene started Global Golden Valley in 2012 as a way to highlight, celebrate, and connect those from different cultures in our city with other interested individuals. She has traveled extensively in various capacities (study abroad, sister city exchanges, and country to country partnerships, spouse of a group travel agent, lifelong learner) and believes strongly in the benefits of taking advantage of what the world has to offer, far away and in our own city!