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Antoinette Edwards is the director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. She has a bachelor’s in education from Portland State University. She joined Mayor Hales’ staff from former Mayor Sam Adams’ administration. Among her proudest accomplishments: Receiving the 2009 Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award, and receiving the 2013 Social Justice Fund Northwest's Jeanette Rankin Award for being a tireless, lifelong activist. Antoinette lives in Northeast Portland, and has 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She founded the first Black PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) chapter in the nation, and loves spoken word, reading, and reading to children.
Tom Peavey is the policy manager for the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. He has a bachelor’s in police science administration from Washington State University. Prior to joining Mayor Hales’ staff, he was a staff member for former mayors Tom Potter and Sam Adams. He served as a Crime Prevention Coordinator in the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement from 2004 to 2006, following a 31-year career as an officer with the Portland Police Bureau (1973 to 2004). Among his proudest accomplishments: Receiving the Portland Police Bureau Medal of Valor. Tom enjoys baseball, and in 2000, he was a Little League World Series Baseball coach. In 2006 he visited Cuba with the USA Baseball U18 team.
Office of Youth Violence Prevention
449 NE Emerson St.
Portland, OR 97211