NAFA Fleet Management Association has announced a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition Network. The move marks a significant step toward promoting sustainable fleet practices and expanding NAFA’s membership base.
“The collaboration between NAFA and the Clean Cities Coalition is a significant milestone in our shared mission to promote sustainability in fleet management,” NAFA CEO Bill Schankel, CAE, said. “We are eager to welcome the new coalition members into our community and work together to drive positive change in our industry.”
At the 2023 Clean Cities National Training Workshop, NAFA presented about the advantages of its membership program to 75 Clean Cities Coalitions, staff from national laboratories, and the DOE, and invited guests from other federal and local agencies.
As a result of this effort, 54 coalitions chose to join NAFA, constituting 72% of all participating coalitions.
“Our collaboration with NAFA is a pivotal moment in our mission for sustainable fleet practices,” said Mark Smith, Technology Integration Program Manager at DOE’s Technology Integration Program. “These coalitions work in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout America helping businesses and consumers meet climate, financial, and energy goals through sustainable transportation fuels and technologies. Together, we are driving the industry toward a greener and more efficient future.”
NAFA will host a kickoff webinar in early November to initiate discussions on collaboration opportunities between the Clean Cities Coalitions and NAFA’s regions.
The agenda will include brainstorming sessions on potential educational programming and the development of a joint message directed toward fleets that are not currently associated with NAFA within their respective areas.
NAFA said that it will continue to engage with leadership at the DOE and national laboratories to identify further collaborative opportunities for programming and informational publications.
The positive momentum generated by this partnership is already evident, as several Coalitions have already reached out to the association with plans to organize and host regional events for members in New Jersey and Tennessee, according to NAFA.