Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Mission

The Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition advances the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States through its efforts to reduce petroleum use in transportation in our six-county region. It is the area’s recognized resource for technical assistance, networking, identification of grant opportunities, and information exchange in the area of advance transportation options, fuels, and technologies.

Our Vision

The Tampa Bay Region embraces the use of non-petroleum based transportation fuels, which leads to improved health and welfare of its citizens and maintains a level of mobility that contributes to an enhanced quality of life.

Our History

The Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition is a membership based organization created to coordinate and promote the use of non-traditional and cleaner energy for transportation in the Tampa Bay Region. The effort was launched in the summer of 2012 with financial and in-kind support from the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, TECO Energy, the USF Patel School of Global Sustainability, and the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research. Tampa Bay Clean Cities works in concert with, and supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technology Program – Clean Cities. 

Our Efforts

Our 450+ members and stakeholders work to reduce petroleum use to create a safer, cleaner Tampa Bay. Investing in alternative fuels like electricity, biofuels, natural gas, and propane leads to improved health and welfare of our community and a robust regional economy.

Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition represents a six-county area in west central Florida, including Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.

Alex Kolpakov
Coordinator
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Austin Sipiora
Coordinator
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Jana Huss
Program Assistant
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Alicia Kerr
Clean Cities Intern
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Executive Steering Committee

Mr. Brian Langille
Clearwater Gas
Dr. George Philippidis
USF Patel College
Mr. Alexander Kolpakov
Coordinator
Mrs. Michelle Jenkins
EPC Hillsborough County
Mr. Stephen Reich
USF Center for Urban Transportation Research
Mrs. Austin Sipiora
Coordinator
Mr. Kenneth Hernandez
TECO Energy
Mr. Christopher Rustman
Florida Transportation Systems (FTS)
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Founding Members

Our Location

Tampa Bay Clean Cities is housed at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Our 6 County Region

  • It covers 5,263 square miles of land mass
  • Population density is over 350 people per square mile 
  • In 2011, nearly 1.9 billion gallons gasoline and more than 275 million gallons of diesel fuel were used
  • The region is home to nearly 4 million of Florida’s 19 million residents