Clean Cities Program Structure

Clean Cities is funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Clean Cities is supported and managed with the assistance of program staff from DOE headquarters, national laboratories, and technical contractors.

The Clean Cities staff is located throughout the United States and has the following roles and responsibilities:

Clean Cities Coordinators run the local coalition and manage the work in their area. Clean Cities program staff provides technical assistance and support. Coordinators created a Coordinator Council, a working group of coordinators that represents coalition interests to Clean Cities program staff.

Clean Cities DOE Headquarters

National leadership works to sustain and guide a strong network of Clean Cities coalitions focused on a cohesive initiative. National headquarters support staff includes DOE employees and contractors. The Clean Cities director and co-director and their support staff are based out of DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Find DOE headquarters and support staff contacts.

Regional Managers

Seven DOE regional managers each support the efforts of coordinators within a particular region. They also administer and monitor Clean Cities grant and financial assistance projects. Six are based at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pennsylvania or West Virginia, and one is based at DOE's Golden Field Office in Colorado.

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Coalition Coordinators

Clean Cities coalition coordinators work at the local level to develop and implement strategic plans to reduce petroleum use in the cities and counties they serve. The map of coalition locations demonstrates the breadth of Clean Cities' nationwide reach. The Clean Cities Coordinator Sample Position Description provides more detail about the role and duties of a coordinator.

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National Laboratories

Several national laboratories provide programmatic and technical assistance for Clean Cities.

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado: NREL supports Clean Cities by providing technical assistance and expertise in alternative transportation analysis, developing outreach materials and online tools, providing coordinator training, and administering the Clean Cities and Alternative Fuels Data Center websites and databases.

    Find NREL contacts.

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, Tennessee: ORNL supports Clean Cities by developing and maintaining the FuelEconomy.gov website and providing fuel economy technical support.

  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, Illinois: ANL supports Clean Cities by managing the Clean Cities internship program, providing technical expertise, facilitating international dialogue about alternative fuels and vehicles, and developing and operating emissions and modeling tools, such as the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model; the AirCred Model; and the Powertrain Systems Analysis Toolkit. ANL also provides assistance with biomethane projects and manages Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions such as EcoCAR.

    Find ANL contacts.

Coordinator Council

The Clean Cities Coordinator Council is a working group composed of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) representatives, Clean Cities coordinators, and program staff from the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Learn how the Clean Cities Coordinator Council represents coalition interests to DOE headquarters staff.