Green Fleet

City of Sacramento Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet

October 03, 2013


The City of Sacramento, Calif., was named the No. 1 Government Green Fleet at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix on Oct. 2. Keith Leech, fleet manager for the City, accepted the award at the conference.

During his acceptance speech, Leech said a recent green fleet accomplishment at the City is the use of renewable compressed natural gas. “We now fuel our trucks with renewable fuels made from restaurant waste — hence the term farm to fork to fuel,” Leech said. “We’re pretty proud of that.”

He added that in its renewed contract for liquefied natural gas, used to fuel the City’s refuse trucks, the fuel supplier has agreed to supply 100% renewable liquefied natural gas at no extra cost.

The City of Sacramento was named the No. 2 Government Green Fleet in 2012.

The annual award is judged based on seven categories: fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs. The award was created by Tom Johnson. This year's judges were Rhea Courtney Bozic of Clean Fuels Consulting; Paul Condran from the City of Culver City, Calif.; and Steve Riley from the City of Coral Gables, Fla.

The 2013 Government Green Fleet award recipients pose with judges and sponsors at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix on Oct. 2.
The 2013 Government Green Fleet award recipients pose with judges and sponsors at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix on Oct. 2.

The 50 honorees are:

1     City of Sacramento, CA

2     Monroe County, NY

3     Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

4     City of Phoenix, AZ

5     City of Fort Wayne, IN

6     University of California, Davis

7     DeKalb County, GA

8     District of Columbia

9     King County, WA

10   Atlantic County Utilities Authority, NJ

11   Las Vegas Valley Water District (NV)

12   California Department of General Services

13   Cobb County, GA

14   Village of Downers Grove, IL

15   City of Huntington Beach, CA

16   City of Vancouver, BC

17   Alameda County, CA

18   City of New York, NY

19   City of Moline, IL

20   State of Colorado

21   City of Santa Ana, CA

22   Houston, TX Independent School District

23   County of Sonoma, CA

24   City of Anaheim, CA

25   County of Sacramento, CA

26   City of Kansas City, MO

27   City of Irving, TX

28   University of California, San Diego

29   City of Tulsa, OK

30   City of Durham, NC

31   Port of Seattle, WA

32   Dakota County, MN

33   University of Washington

34   Arlington County, VA

35   City of Oakland, CA

36   City of Tacoma, WA

37   City of Springfield, IL

38   Washington State Dept of Transportation

39   Salt River Project, AZ

40   County of San Bernardino, CA

41   Napa Valley, CA Unified School District

42   New York City Dept. of Sanitation

43   Mesa Unified School District #4, Mesa, AZ

44   City of Dublin, OH

45   County of Riverside, CA

46   City of Boise, ID

47   Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority

48   City of Tucson, AZ

49   City of Scottsdale, AZ

50   City of Thousand Oaks, CA

For more information, visit the 100 Best Fleets site.


  1. 1. Stephanie McGreevy [ October 10, 2013 @ 11:03AM ]

    Congratulations to all. I was privileged to visit with the City of Santa Ana's Fleet Manager Rick Longobart yesterday. They are really focused on clean sustainable energy sources. It is a beautiful facility and they are encouraging outside fleets to consider using American made cheaper cleaner natural gas to fuel their fleets. Save money Create jobs Stay healthy


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