The most important part of any Clean Cities Coalition is the Coalition's community stakeholders. Stakeholders can include -- but are not limited to -- municipalities, fleet owners, educational facilities, AFV equipment dealers, and even citizens with an interest in the goals of the Coalition. Stakeholder participation is essential to the success of a Clean Cities coalition.
Norwich Clean Cities stakeholders are members of a national organization. There are no membership fees and no obligations. However, as a stakeholder, you commit to:
- Supporting the goals of the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program
- Working with other coalition stakeholders to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles, increase vehicle mileage and reduce heavy duty vehicle idling
- Partner with other Clean Cities stakeholders to create gasoline or diesel reduction programs and/or air quality improvement programs.
As a Norwich Clean Cities stakeholder, you receive the information needed to make informed decisions on the use of AFVs for area businesses and to network with others in this rapidly expanding field. We have been successfully participating in the Clean Cites Program since 1992.
Stakeholder participation is essential to the ongoing success of Norwich Clean Cities. Therefore, stakeholders are:
- Urged to attend regular meetings and participate in the steering committee and working groups.
- Encouraged to participate in events.
- Used as resources to generate positive, frequent media coverage.
- Used to develop a plan for accomplishing reasonable, well-supported goals.
- Established into task groups to split the workload, build support for goals, and facilitate progress.
- Partnered with air quality officials to create regional pollution-reduction plans that include the five technology areas, which helps give Clean Cities members access federal funding.