Central Oklahoma Clean Cities (Oklahoma City)
The Central Oklahoma Clean Cities (Oklahoma City) works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Eric Pollard became Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator at the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) in December 2014. Since joining ACOG, he and coalition stakeholders have celebrated several exciting milestones, including: the Coalition’s 20th Anniversary in 2016; the State of Oklahoma meeting its goal of opening a public CNG station on every 100 miles of interstate within its borders; Oklahoma City meeting EPA ozone standards; the opening of the first electric vehicle fast charging station at an Oklahoma convenience store; and historic growth in the use of CNG, electricity, propane, and E85.
Pollard manages the activities of the coalition and works to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in Central and Western Oklahoma fleets, support the many Oklahoma businesses and industries that benefit from increased use of these fuels and vehicles, and communicates with the public about benefits to regional air quality.
In 2015 and 2016 Pollard served on the State of Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission’s Alternative Fuel Committee.
Eric conducts weekly science and engineering experiments with a 5th grade class in OKC and serves on the Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts Go Green Committee which has earned the Festival national recognition for its zero-landfill and alternative transportation efforts.
Prior to joining ACOG, Pollard was Co-Coordinator of the Tulsa Clean Cities Coalition. He previously held positions with the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oklahoma City's Planning Department. Pollard has a Master of Public Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.
- Designated: May 29, 1996
- Population: 1,911,883
- Area: 17,228 sq. mi.
- Boundary: Counties: Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, City of Oklahoma City
Alternative Fueling Stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 5
- Natural Gas: 65
- Ethanol (E85): 9
- Electric: 53
- Propane: 55