Peter McAvoy is an adjunct professor at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, and is also a private consultant on water policy issues. Previously, he served as the vice president of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center’s Department of Environmental Health that administers a number of projects targeted to reducing the health risks for children who are exposed to environmental hazards present in the City of Milwaukee’s South Side neighborhoods. Under his leadership the Center has been instrumental in developing public and private sector partnerships that are revitalizing Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley and the Kinnickinnic River Corridor. The revitalization efforts are attracting investments, new jobs and creating a healthier environment for the families the Center serves.
Additionally, Mr. McAvoy is working with partners from the private sector, government and the academic community to shape new water resource policies and programs for Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region, including the effective implementation of the Great Lakes Compact. He also serves on the Steering Council of the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. McAvoy earned a law degree from Marquette University, a Master of Science in Environmental Studies/Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Science in Resource Development from Michigan State University.