Hello, I’m Janet

Photo courtesy of Barbara LaValleur

I was born in Kenya and came to the United States 30 years ago for college. I received my Bachelor of Arts in International Business for Moorhead State, and my Master of Business Administration from Hamline University. I worked for several years at Dayton’s and Marshall Fields among other jobs, and today I’m a supply chain professional.

When Edina Police arrested a Black man for walking in the street in 2016, it was wakeup call about the urgent need for social justice and racial justice. That need has intensified and is now recognized globally. In the last few years I’ve attended the Racial Equity Taskforce; become active in Parents of Children of Color; and served as president of the Parent-Teacher Council at Southview Middle School. I’m also active in the Housing Taskforce and serve on the Communications Team.

I’m passionate about working for affordable housing and racial justice, because they impact everything. Having access to affordable housing affects all aspects of our lives, including educational attainment and the jobs we can access which lead to economic success.

My background gives me a unique perspective and voice that I bring to policy issues. I’m asking for your vote and support.
I will work for social and racial justice.
I will work to ensure all voices in our city are heard.
I will work so all people have access to affordable housing.
I will work with you – and for you – to make Edina a better, more equitable place for all to live.

Let’s be All In!

Vote Janet Kitui for Edina City Council.