• About Utah Clean Cities

Our Mission

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.

The Utah Clean Cities Coalition exists to support organizations and fleets in their efforts to contribute to clean air by reducing vehicle emissions. As a member, you will be notified of and have access to: program grants, strategic planning tools, event and campaign partnerships, school curriculum materials and incentives.

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 volatile 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.

Coalition Structure

Board of Trustees

Dr. David Christensen, Director of SELECT, USU Chair

Diane Turner, Murray City Councilwoman Co-Chair

Dr. Royal DeLegge, Salt Lake County Environmental Health- Secretary & Treasurer

Dr. Laura Nelson, Utah Office of Energy Development

Dr. Michelle Hoffman, Founder of Breathe Utah

Debbie Lyons, Deputy Director of Salt Lake City Sustainability

Rep. Lowry Snow, Utah Representative

Scott Brandeberry, Lancer Automotive

Denise Brems, Office of Energy Development, Retired

James Campbell, Rocky Mountain Power

Hanko Kiessner, Pacsize, CEO

Tammie Bostick-Cooper

Executive Director

Utah Clean Cities at Jefferson Jr. High 2016

Tammie Bostick-Cooper leads Utah Clean Cities (UCC) as executive director with a passion for clean fuels, clean air and clean strategies. Bostick-Cooper was appointed in 2017 by Governor Herbert to the Motor Vehicle Board and serves on the national board for Transportation Energy Partners, TEP.

Tammie is one of the principal partners on the Live Electric program with Rocky Mountain Power, where she is developing the Work Electric workplace charging and electric fleet program to demonstrate electrified transportation and advanced vehicle adoption for cities. She is the originator of the Think Tank~ Advanced Fuels for the Future and currently guides a development team tasked with the design and deployment of emergency and first response advanced technology fleets using advanced fuels.  She is actively engaged with several Renewable Natural Gas projects with the goal of creating Net Zero fleets for Utah.  She presents locally and nationally on the future of transportation and climate communication with actionable steps for fleets that include advanced fuels and visionary thinking.

Tammie is a Utah native and a graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in organizational communications. Her life experiences have helped deepen her commitment to preserving the delicate balance of Utah’s beautiful landscape and abundant resources with advanced, state-side clean energy and fuels that are economically and ecologically sound, ideally renewable, and ultimately sustainable.

She lives and works in Salt Lake City near her family and enjoys the splendor of Utah’s natural space, and disappears to her off-grid mountain cabin as often as she can.

Tammie joined Utah Clean Cities in 2015 and considers it a dream job of collaborative work– thinking globally and acting locally in a world where everyone is an ally.

Tammie joined  Utah Clean Cities in 2015 and considers it  a dream job of collaborative work, thinking globally and acting locally in a world where everyone is an ally.

Northern Office: 801-535-7736

cell: 801-824-8380

Physical Address: 451 S. State Street, Ste. 145, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 145474, Salt Lake City, UT 84114  

tammie.cooper@utahcleancities.org