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Who is De’Vonna

De’Vonna is a mother, wife, and active community leader committed to standing on the front line.

A skilled bridge builder, communicator, activator, and strategist, De’Vonna specializes in creating collaborations between communities and government, as well as curating spaces and programs that allow individuals, families, and communities to thrive.

Community Connector

Pittman co-founded the Minnesota Black Author’s expo with the goal of reducing educational inequities, to stimulate income, and to provide a space for community and educators to find black literature. 

De’Vonna’s 17-year career at Hennepin County is expansive. From committee clerk to the Board of Commissioners, to the department of community corrections and public works, she has been a leader people can count on.

In the Department of Corrections, she spent countless hours with community leaders dreaming of ways to re-envision a construction training program for individuals exiting prison so probationers could earn a livable wage while learning construction. 

As a contract analyst in corrections, she managed a budget of over $2.5 million and worked closely with community partners. As a project coordinator, De’Vonna was integral in major projects, including the Twins Stadium. Her work included coordinating community conversations around ADA and accessibility issues and the environmental impact study.  

Since 2013 De’Vonna has hosted countless forums focused on bringing awareness to childhood sexual abuse and to empower women, children, and their families.

As a volunteer mentor at the Hennepin County Home School, she dedicated countless hours to the well-being of county involved youth. 

Recognized Leader

De’Vonna is a recognized community leader who is passionate about connecting people to solutions and resources.

She is a Josie R. Johnson Leadership Fellow who was recently featured in Fearless Commerce, a nationally recognized magazine that elevates Black women business owners through the production of books and live events. 

She currently serves on the American Civil Liberties Union Smart Justice Committee. In the past, she served on the boards of the City of Lakes and Land Trust and The Sexual Violence Center.

Experience that Matters

De’Vonna has spent almost two decades in public service as a voice for marginalized communities. Her expansive experience with Hennepin County and work in the community ranges from handling million dollar budgets and contracts to working with ex-offenders and individuals on probation. 

She understands the underlying issues that affect everyday people and is committed to providing leadership and finding solutions to combat them.

She believes that community members where they live helps empower them to make decisions that reduce inequities and create thriving communities and strong families. 

De’Vonna is also a small business owner, community advocate, and author. She was born and raised in Ford Heights, Il., once deemed the poorest suburb in America. With a population of less than 3,000 residents, she learned the value of community early in life. 

She was raised by her mother who worked two jobs to try and make ends meet. Her mother was also a small business owner of a barbecue joint, where she and her six brothers and sisters learned the value of hard work. 

De’Vonna moved to Minneapolis in 1992. She currently lives in New Hope and has lived in District 1 for the past 12 years.

She graduated from Metropolitan State University with a degree in Criminal justice, and earned her Masters of Science in Law Enforcement Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. 

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9 hours ago

People for Pittman
I support DeVonna Pittman for Hennepin County Commissioner District 1 because she is a change agent, she is relentless and she is resilient. 

If you are looking for a candidate to really make a change, DeVonna is it! - Alexis Bentley

"I support De'Vonna Pittman for Hennepin County Commissioner District 1 because she is a change agent, she is relentless and she is resilient.

If you are looking for a candidate to really make a change, De'Vonna is it!" - Alexis Bentley
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20 hours ago

People for Pittman

**Flip the ballot over and vote De’Vonna Pittman.**

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a landmark piece of legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.

Signed into law on August 6 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Act secured OUR right to vote.

NEVER forget, voting is a right that my ancestors were beaten and killed for.

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Wishing you all the best on Tuesday DeVonna!!!

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Yessss! Sis, you're ready to win!

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2 days ago

People for Pittman
Early-in-person voting is available now through Monday.  

If you havent put your ballot in the mail yet, or you want to avoid the lines on Primary Election Day, early voting sites are open now through Monday, including Saturday.  

For Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Osseo, New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale, go to our website for times and locations!   https://peopleforpittman.com

Early-in-person voting is available now through Monday.

If you haven't put your ballot in the mail yet, or you want to avoid the lines on Primary Election Day, early voting sites are open now through Monday, including Saturday.

For Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Osseo, New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale, go to our website for times and locations!
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3 days ago

People for Pittman
Elections are right around the corner. We want to hear whats important for you in a leader! Comment below.

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A candidate who is not afraid to go against the status quo when it's the right thing to do. A candidate who has the ability to listen to everyone and make decisions that impact positively for the unit as a whole. You've been on both sides of the fence so you're more than capable to do right by the people and for the people. #ISUPPORTDEVONNAPITTMANFORCOMMISSIONER

Someone with compassion that knows the community and willing to get things done. Because of your history in the Commisioners office and knowing the in's and outs of how planning works and coming from humble beginnings you are the perfect person to get this done. #teampittman

4 days ago

People for Pittman
A friendly reminder to our voters: The Board of Commissioners is a non-partisan office. 

Visit https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us and click Where Do I Vote’ under the ‘Election Day Voting’ tab to find your polling location. 

Don’t forget to flip your ballot for DeVonna! #peopleforpittman #hennepincounty

A friendly reminder to our voters: The Board of Commissioners is a non-partisan office.

Visit and click Where Do I Vote’ under the ‘Election Day Voting’ tab to find your polling location.

Don’t forget to flip your ballot for De'Vonna! #peopleforpittman #hennepincounty
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