Dillon Gherna

Dillon Gherna

Minneapolis City Council, Ward 11, MN

Dillon is a public safety professional running for Minneapolis City Council in Ward 11. Professionally, Dillon serves the over 1.2 million residents of Hennepin County as the Public Initiatives Coordinator where he works to identify and develop initiatives to help prevent crime, build community trust, increase public safety, and expand community education. As a former small business owner and private-sector leader, Dillon knows and understands the many challenges it takes to accomplish significant change.

As an openly gay man, Dillon is no stranger to not having a seat at the table. Over the years he has fought for equal rights, tackled challenging issues to create ease of access to programs, and created space for inclusive representation in everything he has been involved in.

Dillon is running for city council because he believes that everyone deserves to feel safe in their community, he believes that we need to address the housing crisis with long-term solutions, he believes we need to support our business community to help small businesses survive, he believes we need to tackle systemic racism at all levels of our government, and he believes elected leaders need to be actively listening, readily available, and have honest discussions with constituents.