Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region
The Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Richard Cromwell III
Clean fuels consultant Richard Cromwell III is a founding member of the Coachella Valley Region Clean Cities coalition. When the Coachella Valley Region coalition was founded, on Earth Day in 1996, Cromwell was the general manager and CEO of SunLine Transit Agency, the lead agency for the coalition. He has been the coordinator of the coalition since 2005.
In the early years of the coalition, a series of clean natural gas stations was developed featuring public access. Concurrently, the coalition helped local fleets find grant funds to assist with vehicle procurement. The coalition won three awards in two years: from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for leveraging $4.577 million in grant funds, from Southern California Gas Co. for clean fuel achievements, and from DOE for outstanding public outreach. Through his leadership, hydrogen fueling infrastructure and vehicles were also implemented in the Coachella Valley.
In 2002, Cromwell was honored for outstanding leadership advancement of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and as an AFV Hero at the National Clean Cities Awards.
Georgia Seivright is Co-coordinator and Program Manager for the Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region (C3VR). She began her involvement with C3VR in 2010 as the Program Manager, and added the title Co-coordinator in March, 2013. She manages the overall operations of the Coalition; planning and implementing various training and informational workshops on alternative fuels, infrastructure, and advanced technology vehicles; and providing technical assistance to help fleets implement and use alternative fuel vehicles.
Seivright has conducted many fuel specific workshops, training to facilitate the community readiness & planning for electric vehicle & charging infrastructure, fleet education & training, and auto technician training. Partnering with the City of Palm Springs Sustainability Department, she has conducted successful National Odyssey Day events and Annual Community Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fairs in the community.
Prior to C3VR, Seivright was District Manager/Director for a national chain of educational facilities. Some of her responsibilities included multiunit management, working with state and federal licensing, accreditation of facility, ensure health and safety and organization standards are met; collaborating with peers to obtain regional/corporate initiatives; fleet management; providing vision and leadership to directors and support staff.
Recognizing the importance of the continued growth and development of the Coachella Valley Region to be a Clean Region, Seivright is joining private and public partners in support of goals and projects to reduce national dependence on imported petroleum for transportation, improve the air quality of the region, develop alternative fuels infrastructure, lead and educate the public about alternative fuels, and stimulate economic development in the region.
- Designated: April 22, 1996
- Population: 82,920
- Area: 913 sq. mi.
- Boundary: The Coachella Valley along US Highway 10 from Banning Pass to Chiriaco Summit and southeast to Mecca; including Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella
Alternative Fueling Stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 0
- Natural Gas: 17
- Ethanol (E85): 1
- Electric: 205
- Propane: 8
Petroleum Savings*Annual Petroleum Savings
Greenhouse Gas Savings*Annual Greenhouse Gas Emission Avoided
Learn about just some of the projects from Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region. Visit the Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region website for more projects and information.Also see: