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Amy Johnson Ely, Executive Director

Amy began with the PCC in August 2012. She grew up in Augusta, Georgia, but moved to Athens for graduate school in Geography. In Athens in 2005, she began her work with local bike advocacy at BikeAthens, as a volunteer Board member and later as staff. She also served on the board of Georgia Bikes, the statewide bike advocacy organization. In Athens, she successfully advocated for priority biking and walking infrastructure and funding near schools, led the BikeAthens’ Transportation Policy Committee and City of Athens Comprehensive Plan Transportation Subcommittee, helped write the Athens Complete Streets policy, consulted on priority criteria for the 2nd Athens Bike Master Plan, and coordinated volunteers for a host of events & rides. At PCC, she takes that local experience to the state level, working on a combination of legislative, state agency, education, and grassroots projects.  She’s car-light, a daily pedestrian and bike commuter, occasional bike tourist, and she sees biking and walking as pursuits that help communities thrive and become more social, equitable, healthy, and safe. Contact Amy here.

Corrine Reed, Community Engagement Coordinator

Corrine began with the PCC in March 2018. In her role working with the SC Livable Communities Alliance, she engages individuals and communities throughout the state on issues related to multimodal street design. She also manages PCC’s membership system. Corrine grew up in Winnsboro, South Carolina and moved to Columbia to pursue an education in social work at the University of South Carolina. The focus of her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) is in Social, Community, and Economic Development. In Fall 2017, she served as the Volunteer Administrative Assistant for the South Carolina Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation, and she is excited to bring her experience in volunteer coordination and grassroots advocacy to the PCC! Corrine traveled multimodally without a car during her first five years living in Columbia. She is a daily pedestrian and bus commuter, and she strongly believes in expanding access to equitable transportation for underrepresented groups.