About Devon Minnema.
A life defined by integrity, determination, and service to his community.
Born and raised in Solano County
Devon Minnema is a fourth generation Japanese-American California family farmer. With his deep roots in the agriculture community, he was involved in FFA and 4H and served as an FFA officer while attending Dixon High School. He served on the board of directors of the Downtown Dixon Business Association and is a proud Chamber of Commerce and Farm Bureau member.
Minnema is a Kiwanis member and currently serves on the board of directors so he can aid our county's children and ensure that they have as much opportunity as possible. He attended Neighborhood Christian School and Dixon High School and goes to Living Hope Church in Dixon.
In addition to working on his family's farm and his duties as a councilman, he also works at a Solano County feed store.
Committed to Community Service
Since being elected to City Council, Devon Minnema has been determined to be the example of what a councilman should be. He has hosted numerous town hall-style events, written newspaper articles, started an e-newsletter for his constituents, and walked precincts year-round to ensure that his constituents' voices are being heard.
Minnema set agenda points like increasing access to books, protecting migrant workers' ability to find seasonal housing through the Dixon Housing Authority, ensuring that local watersheds are protected through his work on the Dixon Watershed Joint Powers Authority, and making sure that local entrepreneurs have every opportunity to succeed through his economic development platform; Our Town 20/20.
He has been an advocate for young people and minorities getting involved in local politics as the only mix-race councilmember and the only councilmember under 30 in the district. He has spoken to groups like the Women's Improvement Club, the Saint Peter's Youth Group, and multiple high school and junior high classrooms.
Minnema often jokes that his constituents have the opposite reality of most people. Instead of trying in vain to have their opinions heard, they have a councilman knocking on their door asking for their opinion.