ABOUT Peter Braithwaite

Peter grew up in Evanston’s 2nd Ward. The youngest of five and the son of Jamaican immigrants, he attended Dewey, Nichols and Evanston Township High School. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in African-American Studies and Human Development. 

Service has always been his calling. For more than 30 years, Peter has volunteered his time with a number of community and youth organizations in various capacities, including program development, strategic planning and fundraising. He served as a Case Manager at Association House of Chicago, Project Coordinator for the Evanston, “I Have a Dream Project" and interim Director of Project SOAR at the McGaw YMCA. 

He currently works as a Sales Account Manager.  He is married and is the proud father of four, raising his family in the Penny Park area.  As Alderman, he looks forward to carrying on the community outreach and public service traditions of the late Alderman Dennis Drummer and the Hon. Lionel Jean Baptiste.

Peter is very focused on Economic Development and believes in recycling taxpayers’ dollars within the Evanston Community. He supports efforts that will provide Workforce Development opportunities for all residents, including young adults and youth. He is also an advocate for Affordable Housing, Senior and Youth Services and keeping our neighborhoods safe. 

Ald Braithwaite is currently serving on the following Committees:

Standing Committees of the Council:

Boards, Commissions & Committees: Special Council Committees: Short-Term Committees/Task Forces: Volunteer Board Service:
  • Evanston United Way Member (2000-2006)
  • Evanston United Way Board, Co-Chair Champaign Committee (2004-2006)
  • Evanston Fatherhood Project Advisory Board Member, Facilitator (2001-2002)
  • Evanston Community Foundation Root 2 Fruit Board (2002-2011)
  • Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc., Member/Officer (2004-Present)
Alderman Peter Braithwaite has served on the Evanston City Council since 2011. 
To help keep residents informed, Alderman Braithwaite created 2nd Ward Community Newsletter. You can view the newsletter archives or can subscribe to future newsletters.