• 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.

Utah Clean Cities Board of Trustees 2023

Utah Clean Cities Board of Trustees is a bi-partisan and volunteer position.

Utah Clean Cities is grateful for the generosity of time, expertise and partnership of these accomplished women and men serving our state-wide non-profit coalition for the betterment of Utah through clean, fuels, clean air and clean strategies.  Our board is dedicated to the public and private sector. It is important to note, this a not a paid board position and all board members sign a conflict of interest form to ensure propriety is maintained across all levels.

Kim Frost, Executive Director, UCAIR, Chair 2023 – present

Debbie Lyons; Director, Salt Lake City Sustainability. Vice Chair 2023 – present

Eric Peterson; Division Director Environmental Health Division, Salt Lake County Environmental Health, Secretary and Treasurer 2023- present

Dr. David Christensen; Director of Government Relations, EP Systems; Former Innovation Director, ASPIRE, Innovation Director (UCC Chair 2018-2021)

Scott Hadzik; Department Chair, Weber State University (Davis), Computer & Automotive Engineering,

Brett Brown; Manager of Operations, Dominion Energy

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

Bailey Toolson; Advanced Transportation & Emergency Management, Governor’s Office of Energy Development

Jay Fox; Executive Director, Utah Transit Authority

Tallis Blalack, Ph.D.; Managing Director, ASPIRE NSF Research Center

Chad Whitlock; Chief Operating Officer, Utah Inland Port Authority

Thomas Holst, MBA; Senior Energy Analyst, Kem Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah

Free Reyes: Executive Vice President, Lancer Energy

Tammie Bostick

Executive Director & Utah Clean Cities State Lead

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 now is the most exciting time to work in transportation in history – thinking globally and acting locally, in a world where everyone is an ally. 

She was appointed in 2017, to the Utah Governor’s Motor Vehicle Review Board consulting with state fleet operations. Since 2019, Tammie has also served as the Vice President of Transportation Energy Partners, TEP, a collaborative board with the Clean Cities Coalition Network that advocated for advanced transportation focused federal policy and Clean Cities advocacy. Beginning in 2021, she was honored to begin serving on the Utah State University ASPIRE Societal Impact committee focusing on near port communities and underfunded transportation areas.

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 is piloting and demonstrating the feasibility of zero-emission electric shuttles in the East Zion National Park area. 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 mobilized under Tammie’s leadership include an innovative recognition program for workplace charging, Work Electric which is housed in Drive Electric Utah .This program pairs with the Beyond Zero Green Fleets Program which guides fleets to climate positive targets to clean energy infrastructure and zero emission transportation management plans targeting zero emissions and climate resiliency.

Tammie addresses private and public leadership locally and nationally on the future of transportation and climate communication focusing on actionable steps for fleets that include advanced fuels, vehicles and visionary deployments of new technologies. She is actively engaged with local and national Renewable Natural Gas, RNG, and innovative hydrogen projects with the goal of demonstrating carbon-benefiting fleets and infrastructure modeling. 

Tammie is a Utah native and graduated from the University of Utah 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. 

Tammie lives and works in Salt Lake City.  She enjoys the splendor of Utah’s natural spaces and practices mindful mobility with her electric car, e-bike and her favorite hiking shoes.


Kelly Barrett

Senior Project Manager & Utah Clean Cities Co-Director

Community Development and Sustainability Initiatives

Staff Photo - Kbarrett

Kelly began working with Utah Clean Cities in June 2020 as a Graduate Fellow through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP). Kelly completed her Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from Western Colorado University in May 2021 and joined the team full time in May 2021.  

Kelly is furthering the development and enhancement of various UCC projects focusing on supporting Utah in transitioning to the use of clean fuels and technologies. Before coming to UCC, Kelly began her service work through multiple AmeriCorps terms including NCCC (Class 18 and Class 20), the Southeast Alaska Conservation program, and as a VISTA Program Coordinator. Kelly then joined American Conservation Experience as a Program Manager and moved into the Program Director for BLM, USFS and Special Program Internships with the Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) Program. In shifting her career focus from youth development and conservation, Kelly has a passion for sustainability and being involved in actions that enhance and better the health, safety and environmental wellness of communities. She has enjoyed gaining direct experience with alternative fuels and technologies, community and state based projects and initiatives with Utah Clean Cities.

Kelly is currently supporting with various Rural Utah and Western Region projects supporting the transition to utilizing clean fuels and vehicles.


Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program

In her free time, Marti enjoys taking care of her plants, watching sunsets, and hiking the beautiful trails Utah has to offer. Marti is delighted to have the opportunity to further her education and contribute to Utah Clean Cities’ mission.

Argonne National Laboratory offers internships through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, which unites Clean Cities coalitions across the country with students interested in changing the future of on-road transportation.

Internships with Clean Cities coalitions are available throughout the year for undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate students in a variety of majors, including communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering, environmental sciences, urban planning, and others.

Each year, students in the program work with Clean Cities coalitions to implement and increase awareness of alternative fuels, fuel-saving technologies and practices, and new mobility choices. Interns work with coordinators and stakeholders in the community to plan events, analyze data, research markets, design websites, and promote initiatives through social media and public relations.

Meet Our Current Interns!

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