Al Curtis, fleet services director for Cobb County, Ga., received the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX).
Curtis was chosen by the industry among all the Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees. The award is sponsored by Sourcewell, and Andy Campbell from Sourcewell announced this year's winner.
"When I first came into the industry I didn't know anybody," Curtis said during his acceptance speech. "They really pushed me and they actually supported me when I had to call them about fleet, about electric infrastructure, about electric vehicle leasing, about CNG, about propane. They were always there for me, and I'd like to thank them."
Curtis has spent 27 years in the fleet industry, beginning his career in the U.S. Army. During his time at Cobb County, he led a successful campaign to promote safe driving, including a hands-on event for county employees and residents. He is leading the fleet transition to electric vehicles in Georgia as well as a “free to charge” program with EV charging stations for county employees. Curtis and the Cobb County fleet have been recognized by NAFA, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, and the Leading Fleets and the 100 Best Fleets programs. He served as the chair of NAFA’s Atlanta chapter and sat on the Chattahoochee Technical School advisory board and the Atlanta Clean Cities advisory board.