Member Profile: Katy Golden

Posted on October 12, 2020

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Katy Golden

DDA Director / Assistant Village Manager, Village of Holly, Michigan

If you had to live in a different city, what city would you choose?

Charlevoix, MI

Storytelling or innovation? Which is the most overused word in local government?


What year would the most important in your life? Why?

2006. I had a baby girl! My one and only child. Changed my life for the better.

(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….

ease of communication between residents and municipal employees.

What’s your “public meeting pump-up song,” the song that gets you fired up before a big meeting?

Break My Stride’ by Matthew Wilder

What fictional character would you most like to have a beer or coffee with? Why?

I’d love to have waffles at JJ’s Diner with Leslie Knope from the sitcom Parks & Recreation. My nickname at work is Leslie Knope because our personality and work ethic are very similar. I’d love to learn more from her.
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