Speaker Date Topic
Jason Zimmerman, City Planning Manager Feb 18, 2020
The Downtown Golden Valley Redesign
The Downtown Golden Valley Redesign

Jason Zimmerman, Golden Valley City Planning Manager, will talk about The Downtown GV Redesign.

Jason Zimmerman is the Planning Manager for Golden Valley. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Carleton College and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree in City Planning.

Following a stint as a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, he spent a number of years working as a full-time stay-at-home parent for four kids before returning to municipal planning. He has been with Golden Valley for six years and oversees day to day planning and zoning operations as well as long range efforts such as the recent adoption of the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

In his spare time, he enjoys long distance running and caring for numerous household pets.

Diane Peterson, Immunization Action Coalition Mar 03, 2020
Vaccines on Fire - Successes and Challenges
Vaccines on Fire - Successes and Challenges

Diane C. Peterson is the Associate Director for Immunization Projects at Immunization Action Coalition. Ms. Peterson is one of Minnesota's longest serving leaders in saving children's lives through safe and effective immunization. Peterson's career in immunization, spanning nearly 40 years, has been devoted to increasing the number of children, in Minnesota and nationally, who are immunized and to improving the safety and effectiveness with which vaccines are delivered to them. She has led major projects at the Minnesota Department of Health including developing policies to equitably distribute vaccine resources to children statewide, working with legislators to ensure passage of laws that increase immunization rates in childcare facilities and schools, helping initiate Minnesota's immunization registry, creating the initial plan for Minnesota's implementation of the federal Vaccines For Children program, developing innovative education materials for healthcare professionals and the public, and promoting immunization to the media, parents, and others through her role as an MDH spokesperson. In 2012, she was selected as the Minnesota recipient of the first annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion Award. The Champion Award recognizes individuals who are working at the community level. It honors those who are doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations in their communities.

This meeting will take place at PRISM, 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422.

 

Marshall Tanick, attorney & historian Mar 10, 2020
St. Patrick’s Day: Law and Lore in Minnesota
St. Patrick’s Day: Law and Lore in Minnesota

For 35 years, Marshall H. Tanick has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters, with emphasis on employment law; constitutional law, including defamation, privacy, and other communications; education law; animal law; pet law; land law; and business disputes.

In addition to his love of law, Marshall also has a love of Minnesota and its history. He'll share his knowledge on St. Patrick's Day, the law, and Minnesota.

Dana Nelson, Metropolitan Airports Commission Mar 17, 2020
Experience the Metropolitan Airports
Experience the Metropolitan Airports

Dana Nelson is Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC). Nelson has worked for the MAC since December 2009. Nelson brings skills such as aviation education, project management, technical expertise, and involvement with Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) stakeholder groups to her role. The Stakeholder Engagement Department connects the MAC to the community by designing and implementing best-in-class engagement opportunities and serving as the personal connection of the organization across communities. This department also provides information to the public about airport operations and aircraft noise.

This meeting will take place at Frankie's, 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427.

Gillian Rosenquist Mar 24, 2020
Women’s Suffrage Leaders: How Did It Take So Long?
Women’s Suffrage Leaders: How Did It Take So Long?

Gillian Rosenquist, Golden Valley City Councilmember since 2017, will speak on the topic of women's suffrage. Rosenquist has lived in Golden Valley for over 15 years and has previously practiced intellectual property law and worked for a legal nonprofit. She served on the City’s Open Space and Recreation Commission until 2012 and is involved in multiple community and school organizations. She has a JD degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Gillian loves live music, literature and art, craft beer, long walks with her dog, and time with family and friends. She is married to Jeff, the 2nd generation owner of Rosenquist Construction, Inc. Jeff is an active Cub Scout leader and enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. The Rosenquists have three sons in Hopkins Public Schools and a black lab named Ripley.

Carol MacDonald and Tim Mulcrone Mar 31, 2020
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation

District 5950 Rotary Foundation Chair Carol MacDonald and PolioPlus Chair Tim Mulcrone will speak about The Rotary Foundation.

Members of Golden Valley Rotary Apr 07, 2020
Joke Day
Joke Day

An annual tradition! Bring your (Rotary appropriate) jokes for some good laughs in celebration of April Fool's Day. Can't find a joke? Never fear; Peggy Leppik has pre-approved jokes for sale!

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