People Power Welcomes New Director Amelia Conlen

Published Monday, July 30, 2012

People Power Director, Amelia Conlen

People Power will introduce its new director, Amelia Conlen, with a meet-up Wednesday, August 1, at the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, 402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz (Westside), from 5:30-7:30pm. To bike to the event with Amelia, meet at 5:00pm at the People Power office, 703 Pacific Avenue, in downtown Santa Cruz.

Amelia holds a degree in urban planning from the University of Washington, with a focus on bike and pedestrian planning and community development. She comes to People Power most recently from local nonprofit Ecology Action, where she worked on a variety of outreach programs including Bike to Work Day, and has been successful organizing community groups around urban agriculture issues in Seattle. Amelia has spent time studying and biking in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and the Netherlands, and seeks to bring those experiences to improving conditions for all cyclists and pedestrians in Santa Cruz.

According to outgoing director Micah Posner, "We are very lucky to have the opportunity to work with Amelia. Her intelligence and fresh perspective coupled with her dedication to our shared values will enable People Power to go to the next level."

Cyclists who can't make the event are still more than welcome to bring their visions and concerns to the new director. "I'm so excited to be on board, and I'm looking forward to meeting members and hearing their goals and priorities for Santa Cruz," says Amelia. You can reach her at director@peoplepowersc.org, or in the office at 831-425-0665. Hope to see you there!