• Board of Trustees & Staff

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.

Board of Trustees

Dr. David Christensen; Executive Director, SELECT, USU & Utah Clean Cities Board President

Carolyn Gonot; Executive Director,  Utah Transit Authority & Utah Clean Cities Board Vice President

Dr. Royal Delegge; Executive Director,  Salt Lake County Health Department & Utah Clean Cities Board Secretary

Debbie Lyons; Deputy Director, Salt Lake City Sustainability

Hanko Kiessner; CEO, Packsize &  Leaders for Clean Air

Scott Brandeberry; CEO, Lancer Energy & Fleet Saver

Matt Stalsberg; CEO, ACE Disposal and Recycling

James Campbell; Director, Innovation and Sustainability Policy, PacifiCorp

Steve Handy; Utah State Representative

Brett Brown; Manager of Operations, Dominion Energy

Annie Schneider; Senior Energy Resilience Specialist, Governor’s Office of Energy Development

Jack Hedge; Executive Director, Utah Inland Port Authority

Brent Chamberlain; Kane County Commissioner & EVZion Steering Committee,  Kane County

Scott Baird; Executive DirectorUtah Department of Environmental Quality 

Teri Newell; P.E., Deputy Director of Planning and Investment, Utah Department of Transportation

Denise Brems; Retired, Governor’s Office of Energy Development

Tammie Bostick

Executive Director

Tammie Bostick leads Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC) as Executive Director with a passion for clean fuels, clean air, and clean strategies. 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. 

In 2019, Tammie was elected as Vice President of Transportation Energy Partners (TEP), a collaborative group with the Clean Cities Coalition Network where she focuses on federal policy and Clean Cities advocacy. Tammie also currently serves as the Northwest Clean Cities Regional Council member serving her regional state Clean Cities Coalitions in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. She was appointed in 2017, by Utah’s Governor, to Utah’s Motor Vehicle Review Board reviewing state fleet operations.

Beginning in 2020, Utah Clean Cities became the primary investigator of two highly innovative projects with the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program: EVZion and CORWest. EVZion will pilot and demonstrate the feasibility of zero-emission electric shuttles in Zion National Park. The CORWest project connects eight Western regional states developing electric corridors in rural, gateway communities across the intermountain region. 

Additional projects that Utah Clean Cities orchestrated, under Tammie’s leadership, include the WestSmart EV workplace charging, Live & Work Electric fleet program (Work Electric). Work Electric is designed to demonstrate electrified transportation and advanced vehicle adoption with infrastructure for workplaces. Live & Work Electric Utah guides fleets to sustainable and zero emission targets, by transitioning to electric infrastructure and vehicle deployment. 

Tammie addresses groups locally and nationally on the future of transportation and climate communication focusing on actionable steps for fleets that include advanced fuels, vehicles and visionary thinking. She is actively engaged with local and national Renewable Natural Gas, RNG, projects with the goal of demonstrating carbon-benefiting fleets & infrastructure modeling. Utah Clean Cities has launched a pioneering Green Fleet program to generate transportation management plans targeting zero emissions and climate resiliency.

Tammie is a Utah native and a graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in Organizational Communication. 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, renewable, and ultimately sustainable. 

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


Emily Paskett

Senior Project Manager

A Utahn through and through, Emily grew up on the slopes of the Wasatch Range. She received her degree from the University of Utah focusing on Urban Planning with an emphasis on Sustainable and Environmental Ecology. Emily began at Utah Clean Cities, in 2018, as the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program intern and soon became a project manager for a year before transitioning to her role as UCC’s Senior Project Manager. Prior to joining Utah Clean Cities, she worked with local nonprofit organizations around the Salt Lake Valley and has helped develop and implement successful projects furthering great organizations.

Emily specializes in Fleet and Organizational work and assists UCC Members to transition and ultimately adopt cleaner alternative transportation methods. She also works on grant and incentive opportunities, both state-wide and federally, to secure funding for Utah Clean Cities Members. Starting in 2020 and going through 2023, Emily will work with UCC to support EVZion and CORWest. Both projects are cooperative agreements granted through the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technology Program.

  • EVZion 2020-2023: A high-tech, electric shuttle pilot and demonstration project involving national laboratory data collection, industry partner extreme road testing in extreme climate fluctuations and local community leadership. This nationally recognized project is intended to support the sustainability goals of Zion National Park along with the economic and environmental resilience objectives of rural gateway communities.  EVZion is planned to scale, replicate and expand locally, regionally and ultimately, nationally. See more information on EVZion HERE.
  • CORWest 2020-2023: A highly collaborative eight state partnership working with Clean Cities networks and State Agencies to is designed to expand the alternative fuel corridors with electric charging in the Intermountain West to further and supporting EV access into high visitation areas throughout in rural America and offering regional transportation solutions to gateway communities through public/private enterprises. See more information on CORWest HERE.

When Emily is not in the office, you can find her taking advantage of all Utah has to offer or baking!


Christopher Firmage

Project Manager

Chris attended the University of Utah and graduated with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Environmental Sustainability and Geography. As geography is a fairly broad subject, Chris chose to focus specifically on mapping with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and natural hazards studies. Chris’s specialization in natural hazards brings a geographical view on projects and the inherent risk of geological forces.

Chris started as with Utah Clean Cities during the Summer of 2020 and is fueled with a passion for a more sustainable Utah. Additionally, he sees UCC as having been at the forefront of advanced transportation in Utah and believes it is a perfect space to be in with an ardor towards sustainability.

Chris has joined the UCC team eager to learn more about advanced fuels and how to transition Utah’s transportation landscape for the better. Chris will be supporting a variety of UCC projects including CORWest & DRIVE EV USA. While not hard at work, you can find Chris climbing the mountains of Utah.


Kelly Barrett

Graduate Fellow

Kelly began working with Utah Clean Cities in June 2020 as a Graduate Fellow through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP). Kelly is a current graduate student pursuing her Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) at Western Colorado University. 

Within the MEM program, Kelly is seeking to enhance her professional career through coursework and projects related to sustainability and resiliency building within communities. During her time with Utah Clean Cities, Kelly will further develop and enhance UCC’s Green Fleets Program as well as provide support with additional projects UCC is undertaking. Kelly has a passion for sustainability and being involved in actions that enhance and better the health, safety and environmental wellness of communities. She is looking forward to gaining direct experience with alternative fuels and initiatives with Utah Clean Cities.

Kelly moved to Salt Lake City in 2016 from southern California and loves being a part of such a connected community. When not working, Kelly can be found exploring the outdoors, including traveling and hiking, as well as in her gardening and tending to her chickens.


Brinley Wilson


Brinley received her degree in communications from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She has since developed an interest in clean and renewable fuels and vehicles while interning with Utah Clean Cities beginning in January 2020, as part of the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP). Brinley’s previous local nonprofit organization experience prepared her for the push in a social cause and providing benefits for local communities. 

Brinley believes that her experience with UCC will expand her knowledge of sustainability and advanced transportation strategies as well as enhance her strategic communication skills through her projects. Brinley’s work focuses on managing UCC social media, publishing monthly newsletters, blogs, case studies and press releases. During the Fall of 2020, Brinley will focus on the history and emissions benefits from the adoption of propane shuttles over 20 years ago in Zion National Park.

As Brinley frequently finds herself in the great outdoors, whether skiing, hiking, backpacking or mountain biking, she deeply values the importance of enhancing, educating and acting on local decision-making processes to adopt sustainable and energy-efficient practices that reduce harmful emissions and promote a healthy and safe environment. 


Contact Information

Salt Lake City & State of Utah Office

Main Phone Number: 801-580-1922

Physical Address: 451 S. State Street, Suite 415,  Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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