Peggy Vonsherie Allen, the associate director of Roads and Drainage, earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Alabama.
Her professional engineering experience includes work with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Georgia Department of Transportation. She has been with Dekalb County Government for 28 years. She is a member of several professional organizations: Institute of Transportation Engineers, Intelligent Transportation Society, American Public Works Association, and American Society of Civil Engineers.
She has authored a number of technical papers and articles which have been published in national and international professional engineering magazines. She authored a traffic signal preventive maintenance manual which has been copied by municipalities across the country. Ms. Allen is also the author of the DeKalb County Traffic Calming Manual, which has been used at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of its engineering continuing education program. She is the author of two books. Her latest book The Pecan Orchard; Journey of a Sharecroppers’ Daughter, can be found in book stores and libraries worldwide, and has been adopted as a textbook for women’s history and African American history courses.
In her spare time, Ms. Allen enjoys wine making.