Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
The Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition (CFCCC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, held their board meeting this month at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida. The current Chairman is David Dunn, Fleet & Facilities Management, Division Manager at City of Orlando and staff members include Doug Kettles, Director and Coordinator of the organization, and Kaitlin Reed, Program Assistant.\
The organization’s mission is to support efficient, clean, and sustainable transportation fuel use. By working together with stakeholders, they deploy advanced alternative fuel technologies, mass transit projects, and fleet optimization measures throughout their ten county region. Initiatives include creating an alternative fuel vehicle training network, working with several other coalitions to establish alternative fuel corridors on major interstates throughout the state of Florida, advancing alternative fuel markets and an alternative fuel price report.
In 2018, the Coalition’s efforts helped reduce CO2 by 40K tons and displaced $12.8 million gallons of petroleum in Florida. Together with the other three Clean Cities Coalitions in the state, CFCCC has been instrumental with the dissemination of information regarding the state Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, which outlines the proposed funding allocation of the $166 million that the state received from The Volkswagen Settlement Mitigation Trust.
Additional information about the settlement as well as links to alternative fueling stations, fleet footprint calculators and other useful tools can be found on the website- https://cflccc.org/resources/.
Top photo L-R: Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition Board of Directors Kaitlin Reed, CFCCC Program Assistant, Harland Chadbourne, Director of Purchasing, Waste-Pro, Horacio Cervantes, Business Development Manager Marketing & Fuels Planning, TECO People’s Gas, Doug Kettles, CFCCC Director and Coordinator, David Dunn, Fleet & Facilities Management, Division Manager at City of Orlando and Chairman of the CFCCC Board of Directors, Brian Carroll, Fleet Manager, Port Canaveral and Lyn Cacella, FPU