Elyse Peters

Assistant Vice President for Community Impact with United Way of Central Alabama


Elyse Peters is the Assistant Vice President for Community Impact for United Way of Central Alabama. Since 2014, Elyse’s main role has been to manage the Walker County Health Action Partnership, a coalition of agencies, businesses and individuals working together to make Walker County, Alabama a healthier place to live, learn, work and play. Alabama has many best-kept secrets, and one of them is our diverse natural beauty. Through public-private partnerships, the Livable Communities partners have been successful in expanding existing outdoor recreation spaces as well as identifying new opportunities to get people outside and physically active. Last year, local partners identified the RERC as a chance to connect this growing demand for outdoor recreation with local economies and our budding Downtown.

Elyse is a graduate of the University of Alabama’s New College program, were she received her depth study in Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement. Elyse was a recipient of the 2019 Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program through American Trails.

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