Peter Bloch Garcia MPA, University of Washington, Evans School of Public Administration, Concentration: Public & nonprofit management, social enterprise, quantitative analysis, financial management, community & economic development, and urban environmental sustainability.
Peter began his career as an educator and foundation program officer focused on access to quality education for students from low-income, working families and empowering them to advocate for systemic change.
From there he jumped to the front line of advocacy as Executive Director of the Latino Community Fund of Washington (LCF) & Progreso: Latino Progress, after several years as founder and past board roles. While at LCF he increased resources to enhance community leadership, build capacity of non-profit organizations, and advocate systems change to improve the well-being of Latine residents across the state. As head of Progreso, he coordinated with LCF to increase Latine voter registration and civic participation and engaged Latine community voice to lobby for racially equitable policies at the state and local levels. His leadership with LCF and Progreso was honored when he received the American Society of Public Administration northwest chapter’s Billy Frank, Jr. Award for Race and Social Justice in 2017.
To round out his experience and impact in the community, Peter moved to the public sector to focus on economic equity and justice by supporting neighborhood business districts in BIPOC communities to improve safety, placemaking, and community building events.
Peter is passionate about advancing racial equity and addressing climate change through movement building of BIPOC communities for systemic change. He is also dedicated to moving the nonprofit sector to improve their internal organizational cultures to match the values of their mission and become intentionally anti-racist in practice.
He serves on the Seattle Foundation Community Programs board committee, the board of Evergreen Social Impact, and as treasurer of Sustainable Seattle.
At Valtas Group, Peter has served in the following Interim ED roles.