Commissioner, Tarrant County, Texas
Commissioner Devan Allen of Tarrant County, Texas is a former Emergency Medical Technician and has spent nearly her entire adult life in public service. She has served on a number of boards, commissions and with several non-profit organizations, including DRC Community Solutions to End Homelessness, Chair of the Arlington Community Relations Commission, inspirED Advisory Committee, New Leaders Council Advisory Board, Women Inspiring Philanthropy and is a founding member of BRIDGE Young Professionals. In 2015, Fort Worth CEO Magazine named her one of “20 Women to Watch in Business.” Prior to launching her own bid for County Commissioner, she worked as the District Director in both the Texas Senate and House, served as Campaign Manager for State Representative Chris Turner, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and served as a Council Aide to a Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem. Commissioner Allen is Founder and Principal of Allen Realty Advisors.