Get to Know De’Vonna
De’Vonna is a skilled bridge builder, communicator, activator, and strategist, who specializes in creating collaborations between communities and government, as well as curating spaces and programs that allow individuals, families, and communities to thrive.
De’Vonna has worked at Hennepin County for over 17 years. Her expansive career includes working as the Committee Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, helping re-envision training programs for individuals exiting prison, as well as coordinating the environmental impact study and community conversations around ADA and accessibility issues for the new Twins stadium.
As a small business owner, author, and community activist De’Vonna co-founded the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo to provide a space for community and educators to find black literature.
She currently serves on the American Civil Liberties Union Smart Justice Committee and has been recognized as a Josie R. Johnson Leadership Fellow.
“...my family is safer because of your local advocacy. I am so grateful… for us to be able to work together as champions for all human rights…”
~ Tamara Grady, she/her/hers, PAC Member
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
“We believe you are exactly what District 1 needs. We believe in your leadership and are excited to endorse you for the county board.”
~ Kimberly Nelson, Political Director
“De’Vonna is a skilled bridge-builder, fierce literacy and equity advocate, and dedicated community activist. With her eighteen-year career at Hennepin County in Public Safety, Administration, and Disparity Reduction, De’Vonna will bring invaluable expertise and lived experience to the Board of Commissioners. De’Vonna will work boldly and tirelessly to ensure Hennepin County works for all residents.”
~ Meggie Wittorf, Executive Director
Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation
“Hennepin County will be the epicenter for the critical power building work that needs to happen in this moment in our state. We look forward to supporting you as a labor-endorsed candidate.”
~ Chelsie Glaubitz, President
LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota
"LiUNA is one of Minnesota's largest and most active unions. We are proud to support leaders who share our values and priorities: Creating family-sustaining jobs; Protecting working peoples' freedom to negotiate a fair return on work; Providing affordable healthcare and retirement security; and advancing all workers' freedom to prosper. We look forward to working with you."
~ Kris Fredson, Director of Public Affairs
Teamsters Joint Council 32
"The Teamsters Joint Council 32 is very excited to endorse De'Vonna Pittman to be the next Commissioner from the northern suburbs of Hennepin County. We need strong support on the County Board for workforce development issues and support for workers. We trust De'Vonna to be a great new partner on issues such as training opportunities for youth, sustainable jobs creation, and funding for our county roads."
~ Edward Reynoso, Political Director
“I am proud and humbled to have earned the DFL's support. I will work hard to turn out the vote in November and to ensure residents have the quality of life they want and deserve.”
AFSCME Council 5
“AFSCME Council 5 is excited to announce our support for De'Vonna Pittman in Hennepin County to be the next Commissioner for District 1. Our members are proud to support you and we look forward to working with you in the future."
~ Abdul Omar, Political Organizer
Minnesota Chapter of National Organization for Women
"The Minnesota NOW PAC is thrilled to endorse De'Vonna Pittman in her race for the Hennepin County Commissioner. We need leaders who will work for constitutional equity, reproductive rights, and LGBTQIA rights and we are excited to support De'Vonna, who is clearly one of those leaders."
~ Grace Anderson, MN NOW PAC Chair