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.