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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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14 hours ago

People for Pittman
“I’m supporting De’Vonna Pittman because she has a true dynamic understanding of the county. She has nearly two decades of experience working for Hennepin County, understands the nuances of this work and wants to focus on uplifting county workers’ voices; supporting the people who are on the ground, feeling the impact of budget choices as they serve our community! De’Vonna has a unique compilation of skills, mind and heart knowledge; she has advocacy skills, creativity, county knowledge and a get-things-done drive! Her combination of strength and warmth is inspiring! She truly SEES people and solutions! She has the knowledge and imagination to dream and I’m so excited to see what she can manifest for our community!”
~ Ashley Wirth-Petrik 

#PeopleForPittman #District1

“I’m supporting De’Vonna Pittman because she has a true dynamic understanding of the county. She has nearly two decades of experience working for Hennepin County, understands the nuances of this work and wants to focus on uplifting county workers’ voices; supporting the people who are on the ground, feeling the impact of budget choices as they serve our community! De’Vonna has a unique compilation of skills, mind and heart knowledge; she has advocacy skills, creativity, county knowledge and a get-things-done drive! Her combination of strength and warmth is inspiring! She truly SEES people and solutions! She has the knowledge and imagination to dream and I’m so excited to see what she can manifest for our community!”
~ Ashley Wirth-Petrik

#PeopleForPittman #District1
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3 days ago

People for Pittman
“As the founder of the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo, I support education and literacy. I believe we need a strong partnership between public schools and county. These are our children.”

—> peopleforpittman.com

“As the founder of the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo, I support education and literacy. I believe we need a strong partnership between public schools and county. These are our children.”

—> peopleforpittman.com
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5 days ago

People for Pittman
“I support De’Vonna Pittman for Hennepin County Commissioner of District 1 because when she believes in something she fights hard for it. We have known each other almost 30 years. She always puts herself in the position to help the community, whether its supporting small business or serving on several committees and boards across the Twin Cities to help promote community development.
De’Vonna has worked for Hennepin County for over 17 years—she’s prepared, dedicated, and ready to make change.”

~ Trina James

Find your caucus location: https://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

“I support De’Vonna Pittman for Hennepin County Commissioner of District 1 because when she believes in something she fights hard for it. We have known each other almost 30 years. She always puts herself in the position to help the community, whether it's supporting small business or serving on several committees and boards across the Twin Cities to help promote community development.
De’Vonna has worked for Hennepin County for over 17 years—she’s prepared, dedicated, and ready to make change.”

~ Trina James

Find your caucus location: https://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
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6 days ago

Yes sis , you have my vote! Just heard you speak at my church FMBC 👏🏾👏🏾✊🏾 ... See MoreSee Less

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