The Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition (DMCCC) is a neutral consult for organizations wanting to learn more about alternative fuels and petroleum reduction strategies for their vehicle fleets. Since 1993, the DMCCC has been working locally to displace petroleum in the transportation sector in order to increase our energy security, support our domestic economy, and improve air quality for the benefit of our public health and the environment. Administered out of the American Lung Association in Colorado, DMCCC highlights the connection between vehicle emissions and public health:
Clean Fuels. Clean Air. Clean Lungs. Clean Cities.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities has access to a national network of over 20,000 stakeholder organizations, technical tools and resources developed by national labs, and over 20 years of experience in the industry. We operate on a very local basis, working with 140 local stakeholder organizations including governments, utilities, private fleets, fuel providers, station developers, automakers, dealerships, and many more. Together, we provide tacit knowledge about deploying alternative fuels in Colorado.
Ultimately, the DMCCC is the go-to resource for anything related to alternative transportation in the Denver Metro area. Have a question? You can trust that we’ll answer it, or find the right person who can. That’s the power of Clean Cities!
Join the Clean Cities team on Monday, November 13th for our quarterly Stakeholder Meeting! Learn about upcoming initiatives and events, engaging and interesting industry news, and have the chance to network with our partners, members, and very own staff! Register here!
EV Smart Fleets seeks to address cost barriers that public fleets face for electric vehicle (EV) adoption. To accomplish this, EV Smart Fleets aggregates state and local fleet purchases for EVs and charging stations through a multi-state EV solicitation and procurement agreement. EV Smart Fleets aims to leverage the purchasing volume of public fleets across the country to reduce vehicle and infrastructure costs, improve contract terms, provide access to a wider range of EV models, and expand across to charging infrastructure. Additional information can be found on their website.
Searching for CNG in West and South Denver area
The DMCCC is working through the Refuel Colorado Fleets program to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling in South and West Denver. The Hwy 285 and I-70 corridors heading West are ideal targets, as there is a lack of fueling in this area that needs to be addressed. If you, or a fleet you know of, are considering switching to CNG or already have CNG-fueled vehicles and are interested in a station being built in one of these locations, please contact Janna West-Heiss at JWHeiss@lungs.org.
This past October, the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition began an annual awards program to recognize some of our top members and stakeholders for their commitment to petroleum reduction and the Clean Cities program. We are anxious to work with additional stakeholders to award their successes next year. A brief description of each award can be found below.
Most GGEs Displaced Award: This award is given to the stakeholder that displaces the most gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) through their petroleum reduction activities. Alpine Waste made a massive switch to new compressed natural gas (CNG) haulers, which resulted in the calculated displacement of 551,000 GGEs in 2016.
Most GHG Emission Reductions Award: The DMCCC works with plenty of organizations that are conscious of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Out of all our stakeholders, Denver International Airport had the most GHG emission reductions due to their switch to cleaner burning and zero emission vehicles. DIA had a calculated reduction of 820 tons of GHGs for 2016.
Vacancy Announcement: Coordinator, Southern CO Clean CitiesLearn More
RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain coalition status through coordination of all required activities and deliverables to the NETL contract, including alternative fuel price report, annual petroleum displacement report, monthly regional calls, and duties outlined in DOE contract with direction and oversight from the Clean Cities Manager. Grow and improve coalition metrics, reporting, and operating processes. Design and implement new programs in response to stakeholder demand. Accomplish energy coaching targets and goals established through the Refuel Colorado Fleets Program. Coordinate new programs or projects with assistance from the Clean Cities Manager. Pursue new revenue streams, including programmatic sponsorships, grants, and partnership opportunities. Responsible for managing monthly newsletter content and distribution. Provide technical and educational presentations to community groups, businesses, conferences, or meetings. Maintain and build coalition network and distribution lists. Network with relevant organizations, potential funders, and programmatic partners to communicate ALAC and SC4’s mission and programs. Maintain and develop content for the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition website. Design, coordinate, and conduct public education, promotion, and marketing by creation of educational materials (brochures, flyers, fact sheets). Plan, and organize coalition events, including quarterly stakeholder meetings, National Drive Electric Week, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and others with oversight and guidance from the Clean Cities Manager. Participate and partner in relevant conferences, workshops, events and identify new event partnership opportunities. Serve as a reliable and neutral resource for technical analysis, information, case studies, and other relevant knowledge to community leaders, fleet managers, and the general public regarding the Clean Cities technology portfolio. Learn and develop alternative fuel fleet analysis techniques. Identify and develop fleet analysis opportunities. Maintain and build SC4’s reputation as an alternative fuel expert. Develop market for alternative fuels and vehicles by identifying project opportunities, overcoming market barriers, fostering public/private partnerships, and networking. Interface with Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition board members to ensure strategic direction of Clean Cities Coalition. Recruit new Clean Cities Coalition stakeholders, board members, and cultivate current stakeholders for increased retention. Conduct targeted outreach to fleets in order to increase petroleum displacement numbers. Participate in relevant discussions with organizations and associations located throughout SC4’s territory. Travel SC4 territory in order to reach stakeholders and build relationships throughout the state.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in health education, public policy, environmental studies, or related field. Must have experience working in non-profit setting on program development and management, education and outreach, and advocacy. Knowledge of air quality issues as well as alternative fuels is preferred. Must have at least 1 year of demonstrated experience with petroleum reduction measures in transportation and familiarity with the Department of Energy Clean Cities Program. Experience with budget management, generating reports, liaising with federal agencies, logistical coordination of stakeholder groups, meetings, agendas and minutes is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. A problem-solver with leadership experience. Valid driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle for field work. Flexibility in dealing with organizational growth and change. Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place, all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.
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