The mission of the Utah Clean Cities Coalition is to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that reduce the use of petroleum in the transportation sector.
About Utah Clean Cities
Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC), formerly Salt Lake Clean Cities, was the 16th coalition in the nation to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities Program in 1994. Today it is one of nearly 100 coalitions across the country that is part of the U.S. DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Program—a program designed to reduce the U.S. import and overall consumption of petroleum. Since its establishment UCCC has grown into a statewide, 501(c)3 nonprofit with a robust network that spans the state and the nation.
Through the promotion of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and fuel economy strategies, the coalition has worked to ease concerns about volitile gas prices and rising public and environmental health issues. Working closely with the federal and state government, as well as its stakeholders, UCCC leverages its resources to bring funding into Utah to support the development and deployment of alternative fuel infrastructure and vehicles.
UCCC’s also works with local partners and the public to promote smart transportation and fuel economy practices: Idle Free Utah and the Clear the Air Challenge. Since their implementation, these campaigns have had significant behavioral change impacts, including the adoption of Idle Free Resolutions and Ordinances in several cities across the state.
As a non-profit organization UCCC utilizes its unique position in the community to provide a forum for local businesses, government and the public to influence resources, create joint projects and collaborate on public policy for reduced petroleum use in Utah’s transportation sector.
Board of Directors & Operating Committee:
Board of Directors
Royal DeLegge, Salt Lake Co. Health Dept.- Chair
Steve Anderton, Rocky Mountain Power - Vice Chair
Andy Grzelak, United Parcel Service
Bill Rawson, Cardwell Distributing
Cassady Kristensen, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper
Craig Wagstaff, Questar Gas
Curtis Mansfield, Rocky Mountain Power
Dr. Laura Nelson, Office of Energy Development
Ken Neilson, Washington City Mayor
Michelle Hofmann, Breathe Utah
Murrell Martin, Utah State Board of Education
V. Lowery Snow, District 74 State Representative
Steve Anderton, Rocky Mountain Power - Chair
Eric Eatherton, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper - Vice Chair
Ashley Hall, Salt Lake County Health Department
Dan Sims, Cardwell Distributing Inc.
Dave Duey, D and S Services
Denise Brems & Jennifer E. Gardner, State Office of Energy Development
Jim Grambihler, Questar
Herb Jensen, Jordan School District
Richard Valentine, Salt Lake Co. Health Dept.
Scott Brandeberry, Lancer Automotive Group
Chase Hanchett, Blue Star Gas
Sue Ebersole, EberZorn Enterprises
Weldon Hesson, United Parcel Service
Robin Erickson has been an active member of the Utah Clean Cities Coalition sinces its inception in 1993, and he has served as Executive Director since 2007. In 2008, she trained 3,000 school bus drivers, in 45 school districts, to reduce their energy consumption by reducing their idling time. In the first year alone, these drivers saved of 92,000 gallons of diesel fuel. In 2010 she was instrumental in facilitating UCCC expansion south, opening a second office in St. George. She serves on several boards and committees including the State of Utah Motor Vehicle Review Committee, the National Clean Cities Coordinator Council, the Transportation Energy Partners Board of Directors, and the UCAIR Board of Directors. Robin has been recognized as a leader locally and nationally in the effort to reduce the United States' dependence on petroleum and to reduce mobile pollution, and in 2010, she was inducted into the National Clean Cities Coordinator Hall of Fame.
Previously, Robin was the fleet manager of the Newspaper Agency, where she was recognized by Energy Secretary Bill Richardson in 2000 for the Most Outstanding Small Fleet in the United States. As a former fleet manager, Erickson recognizes the challenges facing fleet managers to move forward with alternative fuels. In this regard, she provides technical support, real number benefits, vendor resources, potential funding offsets, and teamwork help. She enjoys sharing real-life stories of using alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and idle reduction technologies with fleets, consumers, vendors, legislators, and anyone who will let her hand them a "Turn the Key—Be Idle Free" decal for a vehicle window
Southern Office: 435-634-4361
855 E. Brigham Rd
St. George, UT 84790
Communications & Northern Coordinator
Tammie Bostick-Cooper joined the Utah Clean Cities Coalition as in July 2015. Her formal education is in Organizational Communications and she earned her degree at the University of Utah; where she worked at the Daily Utah Chronicle. Her first career was as the Executive Director of the Family Support Center of the Uintah Basin; a non-profit human service organization which provided respite and emergency shelter to young children. She has worked closely with government, and business while focusing on community issues, program developments, public outreach, grant development and fundraising. She is the co-founder of the Children’s Justice Center for Duchesne County. She worked as a concept designer for Imagine Consulting where she developed educational programs, curriculum and museum exhibits for children in the arts and sciences. She later joined with the Utah Health Department and Early Intervention as a Child Development Specialist working on the Ute Indian Reservation in Eastern Utah.
Tammie is conservationist who grew up ranching, traveling, hiking and living close to nature in Wyoming and Utah. Her most notable work thus far has been the grand adventure of being the mother of two smart and capable Westminster college students, Alexia and Cole Cooper; both whom spent their formative years in an off-the-grid, solar cabin in the idyllic setting of the high Uintah Mountains of Eastern Utah. She considers her new career at Utah Clean Cities a dream job of collaborative work, thinking globally and acting locally in a world where everyone is an ally.
Northern Office: 801-535-7736
Physical Address: 451 S. State Street, Ste. 345, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 145474, Salt Lake City, UT 84114