Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2015. The awards program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges.

The 50 Leading Fleets represent the best in the industry. Government Fleet will announce rankings for the top 20 fleets as well as top fleets in size categories: No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets), No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets), and No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets) at The Honors Celebration at GFX.

The Leading Fleets and Notable Fleets will be recognized at GFX during the Honors Celebration, with certificates and plaques, and with a group photo to be published in the awards issue of Government Fleet magazine. Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees and the Fleet Manager of the Year will also be honored at the awards ceremony.

We thank the judges for this year's program: Paul Condran, fleet services manager, City of Culver City, Calif.; John Hunt, CPFP, fleet manager, City of Portland, Ore.; John McCorkhill, CFM, CAFM, CEM, CPFP, director of fleet services, City of Lynchburg, Va.; and Pete Scarafiotti, CAFM, CEM, CPFP, fleet services director and automotive engineer, City of Mesa, Ariz.

Leading Fleets (in alphabetical order):

Alameda County (Doug Bond)

Chesterfield County (Jeffery Jeter)

City & County of Denver Public Works Fleet Management Division (Todd Richardson)

City Of Anaheim (Julie Lyons)

City of Beverly Hills (Craig Crowder)

City of Boise, Idaho, Fleet Services (Craig Croner, CPFP)

City of Boston Central Fleet Management (Jim McGonagle)

City of Buckeye (Michael DePaulo, CPFP)

City of Charlotte, Management & Financial Services, Fleet Management (Chris Trull)

City of Columbus (Kelly Reagan)

City of Dublin, Ohio (J. Darryl Syler)

City of Fort Wayne (Larry Campbell, CPFP)

City of Fort Worth (Wayne Corum)

City of Houston (Kenneth Hoglund, P.E.)

City of Indianapolis DPW - IFS (Ronnie Rhoton)

City of Little Rock Fleet Services Dept. (Wendell Jones)

City of Long Beach (Daniel Berlenbach)

City of Milwaukee (Jeffrey A. Tews, CPFP)

City of Moline Fleet Services (J.D. Schulte)

City of Oakland (Richard Battersby)

City of Oceanside (Jeffery Hart)

City of Orange (Keith Marian)

City of Orlando (David L. Dunn, CFM)

City of Raleigh Vehicle Fleet Service (Travis Brown)

City of Riverside (Garrett Reynolds)

City of Rochester, NY, Equipment Services (Mike Quattrone)

City of Sacramento (Keith Leech)

City of San Jose (Dan Sunseri)

City of Tacoma (Frederick Chun)

City of Tampa Fleet Management (Tim Perry)

City of Tempe (Kevin Devery)

City of Tulsa Equipment Management (Brian Franklin)

City of Ventura (Mary Joyce Ivers)

Cobb County Support Services (Al Curtis)

County of Riverside Purchasing & Fleet Services (Lisa Brandl)

County of San Bernardino (Roger G. Weaver)

County of San Diego (Sharyl Blackington)

County of Sonoma Fleet Operations Division (David Worthington)

CPS Energy (Tommy Johns)

Dakota County Fleet Management (Kevin L. Schlangen, CPFP, CAFM, CEM)

Eugene Water & Electric Board (Gary Lentsch CAFM)

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (Michael Webster, CAFM)

Hillsborough County (Robert L. Stine, Jr)

Lee County Fleet Management (Marilyn Rawlings)

Manatee County Government (Michael J. Brennan, CEM)

New York City Police Department (Robert Martinez)

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (Keith Kerman)

Orange County Sanitation District (Nick Arhontes)

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Jim Reinish)

Sarasota County Government (Gregory Morris)

Notable Fleets

While these fleets did not make the top 50 Leading Fleets, the judges feel their accomplishments warrant recognition. 

City of Austin-Fleet Services (Gerry Calk)

City of Conroe (Erik Metzger)

City of Durham (Joseph Clark)

City of Eugene (Richard Perry)

City of Huntington Beach (Robert LaRoche)

City of Moscow (Rick Benjamin)

City Of Muskogee, Oklahoma (Robert L. Swepston)

City of Roanoke, VA (Michael Cosby)

City of West University Place (Dave Beach)

Colorado State Fleet Management (Art Hale)

County of Volusia (George Baker)

DC Water (Timothy Fitzgerald)

Denver International Airport (DIA) (Jeff Booton)

Kentucky, Division of Fleet Management (Pete McDonald)

King County Fleet Administration Division (Jennifer Lindwall)

Monterey County (Dennis M. Scamardo, CAFM)

Oregon Department of Administrative Services (Brian King)

State of Delaware OMB/GSS (Richard Cordrey)

Town of Castle Rock (Paul Colell)

WA State Department of Transportation (Greg Hansen)