The National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) hosted its annual State Fleet Managers Workshop in Des Moines, Iowa , September 12-14, 2017.
Attendees participated in roundtable discussions, educational sessions, and networking opportunities throughout the event. Keynote speaker Dan McGehee from the University of Iowa spoke on automated vehicle research. In addition, NCSFA held its annual business meeting during the workshop to elect officers, report on the organization, and present its organizational awards.
Newly elected to the Executive Committee for 2018:
- Secretary - Robin Rehborg, State of North Dakota
- Member at Large - Jazzmin Randall, State of Georgia
- Member at Large - Butch Hansen, Iowa State University
- Corporate Member - Elect - Harold Leitner, GPS Insight
- Corporate Member - Ryan Kelly, WEX
The Utah Division of Fleet Operations was given the Fleet Excellence Award for its notable gains in operational efficiency.
In January 2013, Utah Governor Gary Herbert introduced the SUCCESS program, challenging state agencies to improve operational efficiency by 25% over the next four years. The Utah Division of Fleet Operations (DFO) responded to this challenge by implementing improvement strategies in vehicle utilization, pollution control, purchasing policies, and maintenance programs and services. By 2016, DFO achieved cuts in operating expenses by over 30%. The award was presented to Jeff Mottishaw, director of fleet operations.
The Distinguished Member Award was given to Past President Cindy Dixon of the State of Missouri. Under Dixon’s leadership, NCSFA grew and prospered, weathering the impacts of the economic downturn which had affected membership levels and fleet managers’ ability to attend conferences. Her efforts resulted in increased membership and a more financially viable organization with expanded service delivery to members.
NCSFA will host its 2018 State Fleet Managers Workshop September 24-26, 2018 in New Orleans. For more details, visit NCSFA online at www.ncsfa.net.