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U.S. Department of Energy Honors Utah Leader for Advancing Alternative Fuels and Transportation Technologies

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Kelly Barrett
Utah Clean Cities
kelly.barrett@utahcleancities.org

For Immediate Release
December 4th, 2022

U.S. Department of Energy Honors Utah Leader for Advancing Alternative Fuels and Transportation Technologies

With several years of impactful projects and partnerships helping communities transition to clean fuels and participation in multiple high-profile statewide and regional projects under her belt, Utah Clean Cities Executive Director Tammie Bostick has become an influential figure in the Intermountain West transportation community. 

On Thursday, November 17, Bostick was honored for her leadership by being inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame, which places her among a group of esteemed Clean Cities coalition directors who have been recognized for their steadfast commitment and contributions to furthering alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in U.S. transportation.

“Tammie Bostick is known as a clean air champion,” said Mark Smith, Program Manager of U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office’s Technology Integration Program which houses Clean Cities. He made the announcement on the third day of the Clean Cities Training Workshop, where representatives from across the nation come together to learn about the latest transportation research, share experiences, and recognize each other’s successes.

“Tammie Bostick is known as a clean air champion.” — Technology Integration Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy

November 17, 2022 – A group photo at the 2022 Clean Cities Coalition Network in Lakewood, CO. Left to right: Margaret Smith, Tim Taylor, Alleyn Harned, Tammie Bostick, Mike Laughlin, and Mark Smith. (Photo by Joe DelNero / NREL).[/caption]

Broad, Real-World Impact Throughout the Intermountain West

Bostick joined the Utah Clean Cities coalition in 2015 and has since expanded its mission and scope to support clean fuel adoption in communities ranging from rural to urban and build lasting partnerships through meaningful and adaptive projects. Her colleagues point to her ability to connect on a personal and authentic level with various stakeholders and leaders as a clear example of how she has excelled the mission of the coalition and the Clean Cities Coalition Network, winning support for coalition activities from both sides of the aisle. 

“Tammie’s practical approach to advanced fuels has resulted in real projects and real progress here in Utah, and her inclusive and empathetic spirit brings all kinds of people to the table; to educate them or find solutions for them,” said Free Reyes, Executive Vice President of Lancer Energy. “She is a personal inspiration and example to me of the small (and big) choices I can make to reduce my impact on the environment.”

Bostick has consistently dedicated herself to the Clean Cities mission by providing leadership in promoting policy, alternative fuels, greenhouse gas reduction, and transportation energy efficiency initiatives throughout many states in the Intermountain West.

“As a board member of Utah Clean Cities, I’ve had the privilege of seeing Tammie’s passion to improve Utah’s air and environment firsthand. She is always eager to share Utah’s successes with other Clean Cities organizations in an effort to move the work forward nationally. This award is much deserved and it’s an honor to work with Tammie” said Kim Frost, Executive Director of UCAIR. 

With Bostick’s leadership, Utah Clean Cities is coordinating the ChargeWest effort to build an electric vehicle corridor with charging stations throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Electric vehicle corridors would include fast-charging stations every 50 miles along major roadways as well as in more rural, remote communities like Moab that funnel a lot of tourism and traffic.

Bostick is also spearheading Utah Clean Cities’ support of a pilot project through Drive Clean Rural USA where county government and private fleet partners will go into rural communities to help them build out an advanced alternative transportation plan with alternative fuels including propane, electric, natural gas, and potentially hydrogen.

“Through Tammie’s abilities, she has been able to move the state of Utah from 49th to 5th in the nation for electric vehicle adoption,” said Scott Brandeberry, President of Lancer Energy. “She has taken a very diverse and inclusive approach, knowing it’s going to take all the advanced fuels to accomplish the state’s goals for cleaner air. Her actions have helped make a vast improvement in our state’s air quality, and I am excited to see what she will be able to accomplish in the future.”

Utah Clean Cities is a designated member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office national network of more than 75 active coalitions. Clean Cities coalitions foster the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States by working locally to advance affordable, efficient, and clean transportation fuels and technologies. For more information, visit cleancities.energy.gov and cleancities.energy.gov/hall-of-fame. 

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