Omar Peters

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Accessory of Empowerment

Accessory of Empowerment

Shoes of Empowerment

Shoes of Empowerment

Outfit of Empowerment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Should You Vote For Me?

Omar J. Peters wears clothes at work… or on a walk… or bike… or drive. Vote for him as he explores and plans for an efficient transportation system in the Dayton metro area.

Accessory of Empowerment

I’ve had this messenger bag since my junior year in college. So, it has truly stood the test of time as I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Now as a professional, I don’t use the bag everyday, but when I do it’s amazing. If I need to carry something to work, or have some papers to carry home from work, I can just throw stuff in it and sling it over my shoulders for the commute. The bag stays out of my way as I bike or walk, and surprisingly holds a lot without being a burden. Over time, I’ve also adorned it with some trinkets of my personality. I’ve pinned several buttons on it, which read “I’m a Transit Nerd”, “Courteous Mass” and “The Oregon District is Alive and Well”.

Shoes of Empowerment

I bought these shoes on Amazon.com called “bicycle toe” shoes. They had me with the word “bicycle.” I wear these shoes several times a week to work and they pair well with my primary transportation mode of choice. They’re super light and that works well for bicycling. They scruff very easily, because if I’m not biking to work, I’m walking. This certainly gives a wear and tear to any shoes. I enjoy having a choice for my mode of transportation at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), where I help plan and prioritize the funding of the Dayton metro transportation system projects, be it highway, bikeway, transit or pedestrian projects. Having a pair of shoes that works well in all of those commuting situations definitely helps define my success.

Outfit of Empowerment

I guess the one term that best describes this outfit is “business casual.” I don’t have to dress up much for my occupation as a transportation planner. I primarily have to be what I call “office functional”. I like outfits that are not too complicated, don’t have many parts, and are versatile. They need to be versatile because one day my work may have me driving 45 minutes out from downtown Dayton to the county boundaries for traffic monitoring fieldwork, and another day I may have to present data and analytical findings to a board of mayors, commissioners and other elected officials and stakeholders. I also like an outfit that I can easily bike or walk to work in, without the need to change outfits. This outfit empowers me to do all of these things.