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Two Clean Cities coordinators inducted in June 2013

The Clean Cities Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding contributions to the Clean Cities mission of reducing petroleum dependence in U.S. transportation. Its members are ambassadors for alternative fuels and champions for fuel economy, and their exemplary dedication and leadership are paving the way for a new transportation future.

During the Clean Cities 20th anniversary event on June 24, the U.S. Department of Energy recognized two Clean Cities coordinators for their valuable contributions to the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

Since 1998, Yvonne Anderson has served with unwavering focus and perseverance in the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles in central Oklahoma. In addition to being a trusted advisor and mentor to numerous other Clean Cities coalitions over the years, Anderson pioneered a number of firsts in the state of Oklahoma: She helped open the state’s first municipally owned biofuels station, first publicly accessible E85 station, first multi-fuel alternative fueling station, first municipally owned public-access natural gas station, and first municipal electric vehicle charging station.

Rita Ebert has been a critical driving force behind the success of the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) since 2007. Ebert facilitates and coordinates the efforts of more than 400 stakeholders on Long Island. In 2009, GLICCC and 13 project partners were awarded $15 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, matched by $20 million from project partners, to deploy more than 150 natural gas vehicles and five fueling stations. The project is now serving as a catalyst for new transportation deployment efforts.

See the entire list of honorees from the June event on the Clean Cities 20th anniversary page.

Learn more about Clean Cities by reading the recently revised program overview, Clean Cities: Cutting petroleum use in transportation since 1993PDF.

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