2023 Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the 2023 Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit, an assembly of the entire Clean Cities Coalition Network, including coalition leaders and stakeholders, DOE representatives, and national laboratory staff. The summit provided an opportunity to collaborate, be recognized for your commitment to Clean Cities, and capitalize on the collective expertise of the Clean Cities network.

Jeff Marootian, Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of the Secretary; Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation; and Austin Brown, new Director of DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office spoke about DOE’s sustainable transportation efforts and how Clean Cities helps accomplish them.

The 2023 summit also celebrated the 30th anniversary of Clean Cities. The network has built bipartisan support, deep connections within the transportation industry, and active partnerships with 20,000 public and private stakeholders. Starting in 1993 with six coalitions in Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, Delaware, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C., the national network now includes more than 75 active coalitions, covering more than 85% of the U.S. population and nearly every state. Over the past 30 years, coalition activities have:

  • Saved the equivalent of 13 billion gallons of gasoline
  • Eliminated more than 67 million tons of emissions through projects using alternative fuels, and fuel-efficient technologies and strategies.

Thriving on a culture of collaborative change, Clean Cities coalitions are harnessing decades of deployment expertise to continue moving our transportation systems into the future. Watch the Clean Cities 30th Anniversary video on YouTube.

Meeting Overview

Date: Sept. 6, 2023


Hilton McLean Tysons Corner - International Ballroom
7920 Jones Branch Dr
McLean, VA 22102

Agenda:Meeting agenda


This agenda includes presentations featured at the meeting.

Sept. 6, 2023
Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. 8:40 a.m. Meeting Welcome and Opening Remarks Mark Smith (DOE), Michael Berube (DOE), Jeff Marootian (DOE), and John Davis (MotorWeek - Maryland Public Television)
8:40 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 30 Years of Clean Cities Success: How Did We Get Here? Marcy Rood (Argonne National Laboratory), Mike Scarpino (Volpe), Wendy Dafoe (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Dennis Smith (Former DOE Clean Cities Director), Linda Bluestein (Former DOE Clean Cities Director), Jonathan Overly (East Tennessee Clean Fuels), Jeff Hardy (Former DOE Clean Cities Director), and Mark Smith (DOE)
9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m. NREL Clean Cities Video John Davis (MotorWeek - Maryland Public Television)
10:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Morning Break
10:20 a.m. 10:25 a.m. MotorWeek 30th Anniversary Video John Davis (MotorWeek - Maryland Public Television)
10:25 a.m. 11:40 a.m. Clean Cities and the Future of Transportation Austin Brown (DOE), Alycia Gilde (DOE), Ann Vail (Louisiana Clean Fuels), Lorrie Lisek (Wisconsin Clean Cities), Stacy Noblet (ICF), Karl Simon (EPA), Philip Saunders (People of Color in Green Spaces), and Sam Spofforth (DOE)
11:40 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Recognizing Clean Cities Stakeholders Mark Smith (DOE), Neil Kirschner (National Energy Technology Laboratory), and Michael Laughlin (DOE)
12:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Poster and Networking Session - In Atrium
2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Incorporating Energy and Environmental Justice in Clean Cities Antoine Thompson (Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition), Jannet Malig (Long Beach Clean Cities), Robert Blake (Native Sun Community Power Development), Margaret Smith (DOE), and Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco (Vermont Clean Cities)
3:00 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:20 p.m. 4:40 p.m. The Power of Clean Cities Partnerships Alleyn Harned (Virginia Clean Cities), Bonnie Trowbridge (Drive Clean Colorado), Michael Graham (Western Washington Clean Cities), Barry Carr (Clean Communities Central New York), Ted Barnes (GTI), Natasha Fackler (Penn DOT), Casey Foster (Alabama Clean Fuels), and Jill Hamilton (Sustainable Energy Solutions, Inc.)
4:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m. Clean Cities Hall of Fame Clean Cities Regional Managers (National Energy Technology Laboratory)
4:50 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Mark Smith (DOE) and Margaret Smith (DOE)