Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition
The Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Tyler Svitak graduated from the University of Colorado Denver, where he studied geography, political science, and leadership studies. He became the Manager of Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition (DMCCC) in November, 2013, after serving as the Clean Cities Energy Coordinator. As head of the DMCCC, Svitak works with 120 stakeholders, including utilities, auto makers, government, private industry, fuel providers, and fleets to advance the market for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. The DMCCC hosts alternative fuel ride-and-drive events to passively educate consumers, advocates for meaningful policy and incentives, and develops effective programs. He works directly with fleet managers and local leadership to assist in transitioning fleets to alternative fuels, and has performed comprehensive fleet audits for multiple fleets, including the City and County of Denver, City of Aurora, Boulder County, and others, to help them understand the lifecycle costs and benefits of suggested alternative fuel vehicle replacements.
Svitak is also the Board Chair of the Colorado Hydrogen Coalition and was essential in its formulation, and he serves as the Co-Chair of the Colorado Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. Other projects and programs he has been involved with include the Colorado Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Readiness Plan and the development of websites including www.electricridecolorado.com and www.refuelcolorado.com.
Janna West-Heiss is the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition (DMCCC) Co-coordinator and is responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the coalition. She runs programs and projects that displace petroleum and increase usage of alternative fuels in the transportation sector through collaboration with the DMCCC advisory board, stakeholders, and funders. West-Heiss received her B.S. in Natural Resources, Environmental Communication from Colorado State University and is currently pursuing her MBA in Managing for Sustainability at CU Denver.
West-Heiss's interest in working towards a cleaner, healthier planet aligns with the American Lung Association's mission and the Clean Cities program. She has relevant experience expanding zero waste policy and renewable energy with Eco-Cycle, the City of Boulder, and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. She has also gained corporate culture experience as an event coordinator at Sustainable Brands in San Francisco. West-Heiss looks forward to using her background in program management, communication, and business outreach to improve local air quality as the Denver Clean Cities Co-coordinator.
- Designated: September 13, 1993
- Population: 2,962,992
- Area: 8,328 sq. mi.
- Boundary: Counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Gilpin, Jefferson, Pitkin, Summit; City of Denver
Alternative Fueling Stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 3
- Natural Gas: 20
- Ethanol (E85): 25
- Electric: 458
- Propane: 26
Petroleum Savings*Annual Petroleum Savings
Greenhouse Gas Savings*Annual Greenhouse Gas Emission Avoided
Learn about just some of the projects from Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition. Visit the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition website for more projects and information.Also see: