Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Ronald S. "Ron" Flowers, now retired, most recently served as the Director of the Office of Labor-Management Programs (OLMP), under the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia (DC) Government. Flowers' senior management experience spans more than 35 years in the public and private sectors, and includes serving as the Fleet Administrator for the DC Department of Public Works (DPW); Director of Transportation DC Public Schools (DCPS); Executive Assistant to the Associate Superintendent, DC Public Schools (DCPS); Vice President for Students Affairs, University of the District of Columbia (UDC); Associate Vice President for Planning, Finance and Student Support Services, Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois; and Dean of Student, Malcolm X College, Chicago, Illinois.
Flowers has received the Outstanding Leadership Service Award, Nation's Capital Chapter, National Association of Fleet Administrators, and Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition Achievement Award. Additional honors and awards include induction into the Distributive Education Hall of Fame; Outstanding Dean of Students Award; and Outstanding Labor/Management Partnership Award. Flowers leadership positions include: Chair of the Nation's Capitol Chapter, National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA); Chair of the Audit Committee, NAFA; and Chair of the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Flowers earned a Bachelor's Degree in business administration from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master's Degree in occupational education from Chicago State University.
Claude Willis has been with Greater Washington Region Clean Cities (GWRCC) since it was organized in November of 2010 and was appointed co-coordinator of the coalition in July, 2014. His management experiences span more than 20 years in the areas of fleet management and operational support. He previously served as Treasurer of the Washington Area Fleet Administrators, member of National Association of Fleet Administrators, and was selected as a delegate to a White House Conference on Small Business. Willis also served on the DC Government's SustainableDC task force, working with the clean energy transportation group to lend subject-matter expertise and to identify best practices and cost effective priorities for the District of Columbia sustainability strategy.
Willis has served as GWRCC's regional project manager for the Department of Energy funded Northeast Electric Vehicle Network to develop electric vehicle infrastructure policies and implementation strategies and is currently serving as project manager for the DOE funded Advancing Alternative Fuels Market which involves a partnership with MD and VA clean cities as well as a number of private sector partners. He has also been instrumental in writing and/or managing federal and private clean energy transportation grants and served as Electric Vehicle work group leader and advisor on fleet issues and education programs in conjunction with the DC metro regional planning organization.
Commissioned as an officer through the Officers Candidate School in the US Army Quartermaster Corps at Ft. Lee, VA, Willis was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for superior performance of duties upon completion of a tour of duty in Munich, Germany. He earned a BS in Business Administration with Honors from Norfolk State University and was awarded a MBA from Columbia University. He completed additional graduate studies in economics and real estate at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Designated: October 21, 1993
- Population: 3,034,765
- Area: 1,407 sq. mi.
- Boundary: District of Columbia; includes Alexandria, VA; Arlington County, VA; City of Fairfax, VA; Fairfax County, VA; Falls Church, VA; Loudoun County, VA; City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, Prince William County, VA. Works cooperatively with bordering coalitions in Virginia and Maryland.
Alternative Fueling Stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 9
- Natural Gas: 7
- Ethanol (E85): 5
- Electric: 646
- Propane: 9
Petroleum Savings*Annual Petroleum Savings
Greenhouse Gas Savings*Annual Greenhouse Gas Emission Avoided
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