Tom Shepherd and Peggy Salazar

Tom Shepherd is the longest serving board member at the Southeast Environmental Task Force on Chicago's far-southeast side -an area where steel once was king, and where there is an abundance of environmental degradation, garbage dumps, and contaminated land. Tom's background as an activist and community organizer brought him to to his work to cure some of those environmental ills in the region.

 

Peggy Salazar's disgust for obnoxious odors in her southeast Chicago neighborhood brought her to environmental work with the Southeast Environmental Task Force. Peggy began as a board member with SETF, and became Executive Director of the small -yet effective- organization a few years ago, leading a number of community actions against industrial polluters in the area.