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GTA Member Profile - November 2012

GTA Member Profile - November 2012

Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition
Kellie L. Walsh, Executive Director
6283 E. Centenary Rd.
Mooresville, IN 46158
Phone: (317) 834-3754

www.greaterindiana.com

The following information was provided by Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition

Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition Overview
The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition (GICCC) was designated as a Coalition by the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program in August of 1999, representing 11 counties in Central Indiana. Now serving two-thirds of Indiana’s public and private sector fleets, our goal is to be a resource for fleets in their deployment of alternative fuels, technologies and related fueling infrastructure. We do this by hosting educational networking opportunities that facilitate fleet and industry partnerships. These partnerships aid the GICCC in achieving the program’s goal to reduce our foreign oil dependence, while creating jobs and improving Indiana’s air quality.

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition exhibits at the The Work Truck Show 2012 with an interactive booth.

About Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition
The GICCC strives to be an unbiased resource for public and private sector fleets in their journey to determine the alternative fuel(s) and/or related technologies that best fit their specific fleet’s operational needs. Matching the right alternative fuel or technology and making deployment as seamless as conventional fuels is critical to the fleet’s long-term deployment and our coalition’s success.

Every year, the GICCC hosts various educational opportunities and training sessions, including:

  • Annual stakeholder meetings
  • Seminars given by industry experts on the latest in commercially-viable alternative fuel and vehicle technologies
  • Updates on regional and national regulations and requirements
  • Various testimonials from local fleet owners about their successes with alternative fuels and related technology deployment.

Each event provides networking opportunities for local and national stakeholders of similar alternative fuel interests. In addition, they allow an exchange of experiences in the exploration and deployment of alternative fuels and related technologies. 

 
Indianapolis was the host city for the 2012 National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, held October 18 at White River State Park.    The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition hosts first responder training sessions throughout the state, educating first responders on how to approach vehicles running on various alternative fuels and technologies, when they are involved in a collision.  

The GICCC has more than 100 active members. One of the most valuable benefits to members is grant writing assistance. Since 2002, the GICCC has assisted stakeholders in obtaining more than $22,000,000 in federal and state project funding. 

Our Platinum Members include: 
  • Allison Transmission
  • AMP Americas
  • Bestway Express
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • CNG Source
  • CountryMark
  • Cummins Crosspoint
  • IMPCO Automotive
  • Indiana Corn Marketing Council
  • Indiana Soybean Board
  • Indianapolis Power and Light
  • Palmer Trucks
  • Stoops Freightliner
  • Thornton’s
  • Vectren Energy

Above photo: The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition spearheaded the first bio-fuels corridor, stretching from Gary, IN to Mobile, AL on Interstate 65.

The GICCC is a 501c3 organization with Kellie Walsh serving as executive director since 2002. Walsh’s stellar accomplishments have solidified her reputation as a transportation leader in Indiana and beyond. She spearheaded the Interstate 65 Biofuels Corridor project, which established a continuous network of E85 and biodiesel fueling stations stretching from Gary, IN to Mobile, AL. The coalition is also actively expanding natural gas fueling infrastructure throughout Indiana and managing a Recovery Act project that placed over 120 alternative fueling facilities and over 1,000 vehicles on the road. Walsh’s pioneering work has earned her two significant firsts: in 2005, she was named Lugar Energy Patriot by U.S. Senator Richard Lugar; and in 2008, she was an inaugural recipient of the Paul Dana Leadership in Biofuels Award from Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Stillman.

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition annually hosts a holiday party and awards ceremony recognizing achievements in the development, implementation and promotion of alternative fuels and technologies.

For more information on the GICCC, visit www.greaterindiana.com.