Community Spotlight: Peaches Thomas in New Role for Duwamish Valley Safe Streets

PeachesThomas Peaches Thomas, a long-time Traffic Safety Advocate, has stepped into a new role as Community Outreach Coordinator with Duwamish Valley Safe Streets. She will be working to create opportunities for residents, specifically youth, to foster a culture of walking and rolling. You may recognize Peaches from her role last year co-leading community outreach for SDOT's pilot Home Zone project in South Park, or from her work as a member of the advisory board for the Georgetown to South Park Connection. Peaches recently received the Unsung Hero Award, presented by the South Park Neighborhood Association, recognizing outstanding individuals who have been working quietly toward the overall betterment of the South Park community. Peaches received the award in honor of her dedication to the community during her time as a Seattle Public Schools Crossing Guard for Concord International Elementary School in South Park. Peaches believes in empowering communities through advocacy, outreach, and education. In her experience working within Seattle's South Park neighborhood, residents feel safer when their shared spaces are equitable and accessible to all. She hopes to one day travel to Egypt, Ghana, and France.