TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine honored fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. "Greening" a fleet will improve its impact on the environment by reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

The presentation and ceremony took place at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19, in Chicago.

Winners of this year's award are (in alphabetical order by location):

  • City of Cambridge, Mass., Sydney Cox , Supervisor, Master Mechanic
  • City of Chicago, Mayor Richard Daley & Commissioner Michael J. Picardi
  • City of Columbus, Mayor Michael Coleman
  • City of Culver City, Calif., Paul Condran, Equipment Maintenance Manager    
  • City of Denver, Colo., Ernie Ivy, Fleet Director
  • City of Fort Wayne, Larry Campbell, Fleet Manager
  • City of Houston, Mayor Bill White
  • City of Inglewood, Calif., Rick Longobart, Fleet Manager
  • City of Kansas City, Mo., Samuel C. Swearngin, CAFM, Fleet Administrator
  • City of Milwaukee, Wis., Venu Gupta, Superintendent/Buildings & Fleet
  • City of New York, Ariella Maron, Deputy Commissioner for Citywide Energy Management
  • City of Seattle, Wash., Chris Wiley, Green Fleets Coordinator
  • City of Vancouver, B.C., Doug Smith, Manager, Equipment Services
  • City of West Covina, Calif., Shannon Yauchzee, Public Works Director/City Engineer
  • Florida Power & Light, George Survant, Dir. of Fleet Services
  • King County, Wash., Melody Bennett, Climate Change Program Manager
  • Orange County, Fla., David Roussel, Fleet Manager
  • Riverside County, Calif., Robert Howdyshell, Director of Purchasing & Fleet Services
  • Snohomish County, Wash., Allen M. Mitchell, CPFP, Fleet Manager
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Sherry Lewis, Associate Director
  • University of Michigan, Renee Jordan