Tanvier Peart is a Buffalo-area resident by way of Baltimore who first joined Partnership for Public Good as coordinator for the Buffalo Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) working group. Creating and implementing a LEAD program in Buffalo is the second plank on PPG's 2020 Community Agenda.
As the Director of Policy Advancement, she guides advocacy strategies to advance the Community Agenda and other related policy goals. She will serve as a lead communicator with PPG partners on policy issues and government relations. Tanvier was previously the Just Recovery Coordinator when she joined PPG in 2020, leading the new initiative to implement policies that contend with long-standing inequities magnified during the pandemic.
Tanvier continues to work alongside communities, advocates, and legislators to address the impact of our current crises—and its effects on divested and historically excluded communities—creating short- and long-term strategies to counter structural inequalities throughout the region and state.
A graduate of the University of Baltimore and chosen recipient of the College of Public Affairs' 2021 Dean's Advisory Council Award for Academic Excellence, Tanvier has a Master's in Public Administration focusing on public policy. She leads the Free the People WNY state working group, represents PPG on the Communities Not Cages and People's Campaign for Parole Justice steering committees, and is a member of various coalitions and networks—including Justice Roadmap, Clean Slate NY, Daniel's Law Coalition, NY Renews, WNY Digital Equity Coalition, and more. Tanvier is a board member on the WNED/WBFO Educational Services Committee and served on the Homeless Alliance of Western New York's task force for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration.