“I am very excited to be working with the great team at CSC. The staff are passionate and innovative in their approach to achieving the agency’s mission. Martha is a visionary leader and is a master at planting the seeds of creativity for problem solving, and a holistic approach to service delivery. I am eager to learn from her.”
Prior to joining CSC, Pegge spent ten years as the Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) where she provided vision, leadership, and management to the organization, setting and directing operational goals.
Pegge also worked for five years at Oregon Housing and Community Services, where she was the Community Resources Division Manager, providing administrative oversight for the state’s anti-poverty and social equity programs. Pegge worked extensively with the network of statewide community action agencies (the Community Action Partnership of Oregon). She was awarded CAPO’s prestigious “Community Action Partnership Award” for her dedication and hard work to fight poverty in Oregon.
Pegge has been an expert witness in fair housing litigation, has written and published many articles on fair housing issues, and has provided technical assistance to a number of municipalities and housing providers to expand equal opportunity access to housing in their communities. She has conducted training nationally and internationally on housing equity issues. She is the former chair of the Governor’s Reentry Housing Task Force, and a member of the Governor’s Veteran’s Reintegration Task Force.
Pegge’s education includes training at the Chinook Institute for Civic Leadership, Portland State University, Institute of Real Estate Management, Pierce College, Santa Barbara City College, and the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Pegge is also an honorably discharged Army veteran.