Peter McAvoy serves as Vice President of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center's Department of Environmental Health, that administers projects targeted to reducing the health risks for children exposed to environmental hazards present in 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 recent adoption of the Great Lakes Compact. He also serves on the Steering Council of the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. and Chairs its Policy Committee. McAvoy earned a law degree from Marquette University, a Masters 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.