Meet our newest Principal Planner: Sharon Hollis

sharon-hollisSharon Hollis recently joined the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) as a Principal Planner. She comes to us from the private sector, where she worked on transit planning projects for clients nationwide – most recently having worked with the BCDCOG on the i26Alt BRT Project. Sharon was raised in Alabama, where she met her husband. After settling in Atlanta, she went to Georgia State University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and then went on to attain her Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sharon’s interest in planning began while she was living and working in Atlanta during the boom years of the late 90’s and early 00’s, where she was exposed to planning as a stakeholder and decided to make it her career. Four years ago she made her way to Charleston and has been working here ever since.

Sharon has valuable experience in evaluating small and large transit systems’ operations throughout the US. She has provided project management for architectural and engineering design services for transit facilities, including a $14.5 million passenger intermodal center in North Charleston that features Amtrak, intercity bus service, and local transit. Sharon has managed alternatives analyses, corridor studies, and subarea plans. She is also skilled at managing public and stakeholder engagement as well as providing formal presentations to agencies and organizations. Sharon is a member of the Transportation Association of South Carolina, where she serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors. She enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and crochet and lives with her husband and a cantankerous cat named Maggie.

We look forward to having Sharon join our planning staff and wish her all the best in her future here at the BCDCOG.

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