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Antoinette Edwards is the director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. Antoinette served as the first Diversity and Volunteer Services director for the Oregon Trail Chapter for the American Red Cross. 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. Other honors include the 2015 Equity Foundation "Women Who Lead" award, and the 2012 Big Brothers and Big Sisters Northwest Organization "Community Impact" award. 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. 

Phone: 503-823-3584


Tom Peavey


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 Wheeler’s staff, he was a staff member as the policy manager of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention for former mayors Tom Potter, Sam Adams, Charlie Hales as well as Commissioner Dan Saltzman.  Tom served as a Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement (2004 to 2006), following a 31-year career as an officer with the Portland Police Bureau (1973 to 2004).  

Phone: 503-823-4180





Office of Youth Violence Prevention

449 NE Emerson St. 

Portland, OR   97211

Fax: 503-823-3004