Amy Johnson Ely, Executive Director
Amy began with the PCC in 2012. She grew up in Augusta, Georgia, but moved to Athens for graduate school in Geography. In Athens in 2005, she worked on local bike and walk advocacy at BikeAthens, as a volunteer 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 bike/walk 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, and coordinated volunteers for a host of events & rides. At PCC, she works at the state level, on a combination of legislative, state agency, education, and grassroots projects. Most recently she coordinated a multi-year, RWJF funded campaign for a state complete streets policy, achieving broad, statewide support for this state policy initiative. 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.
Chris Clark, Grassroots Campaign Manager
(for the SC Livable Communities Alliance’ campaign for a state complete / multimodal streets policy with SCDOT)
Chris first got involved with the PCC in 2014 as SAG driver for the Rolling Bike Summit. Since then he has served as a Policy Fellow researching crash statistics and currently serves as Grassroots Campaign Manager for the SC Livable Communities Alliance. Chris began working in bicycle advocacy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2006. While there he served on the board of Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets and was President of the Baton Rouge Bike Club. During that time he helped draft and pass a complete streets policy, served on numerous local and regional committees and safety task forces, and taught bicycle skills and safety courses. Chris has a Bachelor of Music Education from Mississippi State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. He also serves as the Executive Director of Second Chance Bikes in Charleston, SC. Contact Chris here.