Clean Cities Georgia Transportation Summit

About the Event

Hosted in partnership with The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Gas Light, Georgia Chamber, Georgia Power, and Southface Institute, this event will be an opportunity to build public-private partnerships and talk about successes and benefits with all forms of clean transportation, including biofuels, electric, hydrogen, natural gas and propane, both within Georgia and the region. Come and hear from experts applying the right fuel to the right applications.

This event will also be in honor of U.S. D.O.E.’s National Clean Cities Network’s 30th Anniversary, and Clean Cities Georgia as the first coalition founded in 1993. The Summit will be from 8:30am to 5:15pm on Wednesday, September 27th at the Georgia Tech Exhibition Hall with a reception to follow. Additionally, check out our National Drive Electric Week Events! 

Event Details

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 

8:30 AM – 5:15 PM with a reception to follow

Georgia Tech Exhibition Hall

460 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Sponsorship Opportunities

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Frank Morris, Executive Director for Clean Cities Georgia
  • Dr. Tim Lieuwen, Executive Director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech 

Executive Panel: Why Businesses Should Adopt Clean Fuels

  • Moderator: Frank Morris, Executive Director for Clean Cities Georgia
  • Dr. Nuray Elci, GM Renewables at Chevron
  • Ryan Bankerd, Director of Automotive Sustainability for UPS
  • Robert Gordon, Fleet Manager for DeKalb County

Natural Gas and Renewable Natural Gas (Captured Methane Opportunities)

  • Moderator: Rodney Dill, Vice President of Market Development for Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
  • Randy Beck, Director of Renewable Energy for Waste Management
  • Earnell Kelly, Manager, Renewable Gas Business Development for Southern Company Gas
  • Justin Stankiewicz, Director of RNG Development for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Current and Future Electric Vehicle Applications

  • Moderator: Lincoln Wood, Electrification Policy Manager for Southern Company
  • Mackenzie Baines, Product Director for Cox Automotive
  • Gavin Ireland, CEO of Georgia Green Energy Services
  • Scott Misico, Fleet Supervisor for Cobb County

Networking Lunch & Vendor Booths

Plenary: Working with DOE for Federal Funding

  • Jeff Marootian, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Propane and Renewable Propane for Resiliency

  • Moderator: Alisha Lopez, Coalition Director of Southeast Florida Clean Cities
  • Mark Denton, VP of Business Development at Blossman Gas
  • Gavin Hale, Vice President of Business Development for Propane Education and Research Council (PERC)
  • Brian McMeans, Shop Foreman – Transportation for Henry County Public Schools
  • Rodrick Washington, Vice President for Fleet Services at Groome Transportation

Biofuels and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

  • Moderator: Chris Clark, President/CEO for Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Tim Lieuwen, Executive Director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech
  • Chris Coan, Manager of Government Affairs and Economic Development for Municipal Gas Authority
  • Alex Menotti, VP of Government Affairs, Policy and Sustainability at LanzaJet

Current and Future Hydrogen Applications 

  • Moderator: Commissioner Tim Echols, Public Service Commissioner 
  • Dr. Scott McWhorter, Chairman of the Board for Southeast Hydrogen Energy Alliance
  • Jeremiah Oetman, Senior District Sales Manager for PAC Car/ MHC
  • Soniya Bhagat, Engineering Associate at Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)
  • Erin Lane, Vice President of Public Affairs for Plug Power 

Plenary: Working with EPA for Federal Funding 

  • Carol Kemker, Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA 

Clean Cities Georgia: 30 Year Review

  • Frank Morris, Executive Director for Clean Cities Georgia
  • Sumner Pomeroy, Program Manager for Clean Cities Georgia & Southface Institute

Closing Remarks

Reception and Vendor Displays


Saturday, September 30th, 2023

National Drive Electric Week EV Festival

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Click here for more details

10AM – 2PM

  • This event will showcase EVs of all makes and models, and EV owners will be on-hand to answer questions
  • There will be electric vehicles, a food truck, kids activities, community organization booths, student-led booths, and a parade to a conjoining event on sustainability and health

Sustainability and Health Fair, Metropolitan Library

3:30- 5:45PM

  • Hear several speakers as you enjoy some healthy refreshments and live jazz music
  • There will be booths dedicated to organizations, information, and student activities about healthy choices, impact of sustainable choices on health outcomes, and sustainable practices in general


Early Bird Ticket Prices until September 1st: $75 each

Regular Ticket Price from September 1st – September 20th: $100 each

Organizing Partners​

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Parking Map

*Parking will be validated at the event, courtesy of GT


GT Hotel and Conference Center

 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Rate: $296 per night

1.5 Miles from Exhibition Hall

Hampton Inn Atlanta – Georgia Tech

244 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Rate: $111 per night

0.8 Miles from Exhibition Hall

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown

97 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Rate: $128 per night

1.6 Miles from Exhibition Hall

SpringHill Suites by Marriot Atlanta Downtown

239 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Rate: $142 per night
1.2 Miles from Exhibition Hall