Bike Walk Mississippi's Board of Directors
Ocean Springs, MS
Melody Moody Thortis
Administrator / Team Leader
Melody Moody Thortis served as the Executive Director at Bike Walk Mississippi from 2010 - 2017. Under her leadership, Bike Walk Mississippi received recognition as the national "Advocacy Organization of the Year" in 2013 from Alliance of Biking and Walking and was recognized by Bicycling Magazine as 1 of 14 "Innovators using bicycles to change the world". She was chosen to complete a Fellowship with America Walks and also serves on the Board of Directors for Village Bicycle Project. During her time as Executive Director, Mississippi has moved from a ranking of #47 to #31 as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly State by the League of American Bicyclists. In her new role as Administrator and Team Leader, Melody continues to lend her expertise by leading teams of volunteers and assisting individuals and community leaders to create more pedestrian and bicycle friendly communities across Mississippi. You can read more about our recent leadership transition here.