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What a wonderful evening to celebrate bicycling in the city of Atlanta! On June 20th, Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy were proud to honor Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, as the 2013 Longleaf Award winner for her environmental advocacy. Under beautiful skies at Piedmont Park's Greystone, guests enjoyed an incredible menu of local foods curated and prepared by Avalon Catering and swayed to the sounds of one of the South's great Americana acts, Little Country Giants.
From Atlanta Bicycle Coalition:
Rebecca Serna has served as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's Executive Director since late 2007. She holds a Master’s degree from Georgia State's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Urban Policy, specializing in Planning and Nonprofit Management. Serna got involved in bicycle advocacy through an internship with the Georgia DOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian program, where she helped write the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and monitored state projects for compliance with local bike plans. She draws on her experience as a Fulbright scholar in Bogotá, Colombia, where she studied participatory planning practices and innovative public transportation projects.
Prior to joining ABC, Serna served as President and co-founder of Citizens for Progressive Transit, and is currently Vice-President of Georgia Bikes and on the board of EarthShare of Georgia. She speaks Spanish, lives in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta with her husband and two boys, and eagerly anticipates the day when her bike commute is unremarkable.