NGT News: Energy Department Inducts New Clean Cities Hall of Famers

Three coordinators who lead the Lake Michigan Consortium – a collaboration between Chicago Area Clean Cities, Merrillville, Ind.-based South Shore Clean Cities, and Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Clean Cities – were the latest team to be named to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities Hall of Fame. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Clean Cities mission of reducing petroleum use in U.S. transportation.

National Clean Cities Director Dennis Smith and Co-Director Linda Bluestein inducted Samantha Bingham (Chicago), Carl Lisek (South Shore), and Lorrie Lisek (Wisconsin) into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame on Sept. 3. In addition to the coordinator trio, East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Overly was also inducted.

The four winners were in Lemont, Ill., where representatives from nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions from across the country gathered for the annual Clean Cities Coordinator Workshop.

“These awards are not only about recognizing the numbers, but how well the recipients consistently represents the program and forms partnerships,” said Smith. “All of these things are important to making Clean Cities successful.” See the full article here.