rachel hollar | executive director
Rachel is a native of Evans, GA and a Mercer University graduate, with a BA in Social Entrepreneurship, Psychology, and Spanish. After graduation, she served one year as an English instructor in Thailand through Teach Thailand Corps, an opportunity that continues to fuel her interest in experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.
Inspired by her for passion for exploring her city by bike and foot, Rachel founded Bike Walk Macon in July 2015 with the support of the 8 80 Cities Emerging City Champions Fellowship program. She is a 2018 Leadership Macon graduate and serves on the Main Street Macon and Georgia Bikes Board of Directors, OneMacon Steering Committee, and the Macon Area Transportation Study Citizens Advisory Committee. Rachel lives in Downtown Macon and loves that fun, food, and friends are all within walking and biking distance.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President/Treasurer - Curtis Hertwig
Though born in Dalton, GA, Curtis is a fifth generation Maconite. He has returned to Macon off and on throughout his life, but in 2013 returned for good. He wants to make Macon a great place to live starting with helping people get out of their cars to get around. He is retired from working for various places as a Database expert.
Vice President - Brad Belo
Brad is an A.I.C.P urban planner with over a decade of experience in community planning. Brad advocates for sustainable community planning that works toward the triple bottom line by planning for the environment, for equity, and for economic success. Brad is working to bring the concepts of green infrastructure, complete streets, Vision Zero, and asset-based economic development to his community in Middle Georgia. Brad is currently a land use and transportation planner in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, and serves as the Georgia Planning Association's District 5 (Middle Georgia) Director.
Secretary - Corrie Hall
Corrie is a partner with James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, where she represents clients in a hybrid of business, banking, insurance defense litigation and transactional matters. Corrie moved to Macon in 2008 to attend Mercer Law School and is married to Landon Hall, a Macon native. Corrie is a graduate of the Leadership Macon program and is a participant in the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network. Corrie currently supports the local community by serving on the Board of Directors of NewTown Macon and on the OneMacon! 2.0 Steering Committee.
Members at Large
Greg Brown | Senior Planner at Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission
A native of Pine Hill, Alabama, Gregory received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Management from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (May 1994) and earned his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree with a concentration in Housing and Community Development from Alabama A & M University in Huntsville, Alabama (July 1999). Brown has been involved in a number of neighborhood redevelopment projects, transportation improvement projects and land use planning projects. Brown is a member of the American Planning Association, Georgia Planning Association, a member of the Planning and the Black Community Division, serves on Bike Walk Macon’s Advisory Council, Lundy Higher Heights Community Enrichment Board of Directors and Macon-Bibb County’s Age-Friendly Advisory Council, just to name a few.
Nigel Floyd | Traffic Engineer for Macon-Bibb County
Nigel Floyd is currently the Traffic Engineer for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. He has over twenty years of experience in the field of traffic and transportation engineering. He is also a voting member of the Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS), Pedestrian Safety Review Board, and Bike Walk Macon. In addition, his experience ranges from traffic engineering studies, including traffic signal warrant analysis, traffic impact studies, advance traffic management systems, and traffic signal timing/coordination plans.
Myrtle Habersham | Volunteer Coordinator for AARP
Myrtle is retired from the federal government, which she worked for in the areas of social security, health care and federal housing. She recently received the Andrus Award, the American Association of Retired Person’s (AARP) most prestigious and visible volunteer award.
Alex Morrison | Executive Director of Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority
Alex Morrison is the executive director of the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority, and agency charged with planning and executing economic development projects in the Urban areas of Bibb County, chiefly downtown Macon. He also serves as Assistant Director of economic development for Macon Bibb County. He previously served in the role of Main Street Manager for the City of Macon. Presently, Morrison and the UDA are leading the effort to implement the Macon Action Plan, the first urban core master plan for Macon.
Josh Rogers | President and CEO of NewTown Macon
Josh leads the non-profit NewTown Macon, where he works to attract, leverage and invest in self-sustaining transformation for downtown Macon, Georgia. Over his career, Rogers has become an innovator in using real estate to spark and sustain revitalization in communities desperate for reinvestment. One of Rogers’ signature abilities is to use market forces to cause revitalization, especially by investing directly in real estate development in non-profit-owned projects. Part of these strategies include infrastructure and programming, where Rogers has led such projects as reviving Macon’s soap box derby and installing the world’s largest pop-up bike lane network. Rogers holds degrees from Mercer University and the University of York, England and resides in a historic home in downtown Macon with his wife, Meaghan and two young children, Jack and Ellie.
David Thompson | Founder of Piedmont Construction Group
David is an award-winning construction executive with more than 33 years of industry experience. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Science from Auburn University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. David has worked as an estimator, program manager, construction manager, and head of marketing.
Bill Causey | Macon-Bibb County Engineering, Retired
Nancy Cleveland | Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Jim Lidstone | Georgia College & State University
Robert Schorr | Bike Tech Macon
Weston Stroud | Macon Transit Authority
spring 2019 intern
Erica Duncan | Mercer University