About Utah Clean Cities
Utah's (formerly Salt Lake) Clean Cities Coalition is one of the nearly 100 coalitions around the country that's part of the U.S. Department of Energy's strategy to reduce America's dependence on imported foreign oil. We promote the following energy security strategies: alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), low-fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid electric vehicles and idle reduction. Locally, alternative fuels include compressed natural gas, propane, and to a lesser degree, ethanol and biodiesel.
Since October, 1994, Salt Lake Clean Cities has grown to an independent, non-profit organization made up of approximately 65 governments and private organizations.
The Clean Cities' collective goal, nationwide, is to reduce this country's import needs by one million gallons of oil per day by the year 2020. Such a reduction in petroleum use alone will improve air quality through reduced mobile emissions.
Mission Statement: The mission of Clean Cities 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.
Utah Clean Cities is a 501 3 c, non-profit organization.
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Executive Director & Southern Coordinator
Director Robin Erickson has been the director of the Utah Clean Cities coalition since 2007, becoming the Southern Director and opening an office in St George in 2010. Erickson 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.
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
Irene Rizza has been the Communication & Northern Coordinator for the Utah Clean Cities Coalition since the fall of 2011. She joined the coalition in 2010 as UCCC’s first CCUWDP intern. After graduating from the University of Utah in the spring of 2011, she was hired as the Communication Coordinator and in the fall was promoted to Northern Coordinator.
In this role she works to develop a robust communication network with the community and among stakeholders; support, market and expand Utah’s clean fleets and infrastructure; and collaborate with local agencies and organizations to promote reduced petroleum use and clean air strategies.
Irene holds a Master’s of Science and Technology in Environmental Science from the University of Utah, and a Bachelor’s Degree in the Geological Sciences from SUNY Geneseo.
Northern Office: 801-535-7736
Physical Address: 451 S. State Steet, Ste. 345, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 145474, Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Utah Clean Cities is governed by a Board of Directors, and has four standing committees:
Board of Directors
- Royal DeLegge, Environmental Director, Salt Lake Valley Health Department - Chair
Murrell Martin, Pupil Transportation Specialist Utah State Board of Education
Craig Wagstaff, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Questar Gas Company
Bill Rawson, President, Cardwell Distributing
Michelle Hofmann, co-founder Breath Utah
Ken Neilson, Mayor, Washington City
Jock Whitworth, Superintendent, Zion National Park
Zara Fisher, General Manager of Health, Safety and Environmental Quality, Kennecott Copper
Ken Bullock, Executive Director, League of Cities and Towns
- Theresa Foxley, Attorney
Curtis Mansfield, Rocky Mountain Power
Dave Duey, D and S Services - Chairman
Steve Anderton, Rocky Mountain Power - Vice Chair
Ruchard Kauss, Rio Tinto - Secretary
Sue Ebersole, EberZorn Enterprises - Treasurer
Denise Brems & Alair Emory, Office of Energy Development
Richard Valentine, Salt Lake Valley Health Department
Herb Jensen, Jordan School District
Bry Granger, Alternative Vehicle Solutions
Dan Sims & Robert York, Cardwell Distributing Inc.
- Gordan Larsen, Questar