Michelle Emerson serves as the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG). In this capacity, she oversees marketing strategies, brand management, community engagement, and outreach efforts for BCDCOG and its affiliated programs, including CARTA, which serves Charleston’s urban area, and Tricounty Link, the provider of rural public transportation services. With a career spanning more than 17 years in the realms of public transit, public outreach, and community engagement, Michelle has consistently demonstrated a profound dedication to community involvement and making public services accessible to all.
Courtney Cherry joined BCDCOG in early 2022 as the Vanpool Coordinator. In her role, she manages the program’s outreach and coordination of routes, as well as, maintaining a fleet of vehicles. She serves as the main point of contact for this alternative transportation for the Tri-County area. Courtney is originally from Maryland and is a graduate from College of Charleston in Sociology and Urban and Regional Planning.