Norwich Clean Cities
The Norwich Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Jeanne Kurasz has worked for Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) since 1997, during which time she has been active in the Norwich Clean Cities Coalition and is responsible for managing the utilities' alternative fuel program. NPU has been the host agency for Norwich Clean Cities since its inception in 1995. Ms. Kurasz assumed the role as Norwich Clean Cities Coordinator in October 2014.
In addition to her Clean Cities role, Ms. Kurasz is responsible for utility public relations, marketing, communications, and community outreach, including social media and web site management. She has extensive experience administering and reporting on various programs and grant awards, including the Connecticut Clean Fuels Program and the recent Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program funding awarded to NPU for the construction of a second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station and Alt-fuel vehicles.
Ms. Kurasz has a Bachelor Degree from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the National Association of Government Communicators. She is active in the community, serving on numerous committees both past and present.
- Designated: November 22, 1994
- Population: 391,754
- Area: 1,213 sq. mi.
- Boundary: Counties: New London, Windham; City of Norwich
Alternative Fueling Stations
- Biodiesel (B20 and above): 2
- Natural Gas: 4
- Ethanol (E85): 2
- Electric: 99
- Propane: 1