South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, will hold its 2015 annual meeting Feb. 17 to celebrate the successes of its members and partner organizations, and recognize top alternative fuel users, distributors and supporters in northern Indiana.
The event will be 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana.
Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, said the event provides business and government leaders, fleet managers and municipalities the opportunity to network, share information about transportation in Indiana and inquire about new funding opportunities.
"During the meeting, we encourage attendees to exchange ideas, ask questions and build strategic alliances within the green industry," he said. "They will be able to explore a variety of alternative fueled vehicles and clean vehicle technologies, and hear from energy leaders on new technologies that improve the quality of life in Indiana."
South Shore Clean Cities leaders will recognize the successes of the past year and share what is being planned for the future. Those leaders also are executives at Purdue Research Park-based Legacy Environmental Solutions.
"The 2015 annual meeting will showcase the exemplary work of our members and coalition partners," Lisek said. "Everyone in attendance cares about the quality of life in northern Indiana, and we want to celebrate their impact. Their work and dedication strengthen our communities and our region as we improve air quality, develop economic opportunities and reduce the use of imported oil."
There also will be a lineup of 15 green vehicles on display, some which attendees can drive. They include a propane-powered van and police charger, a Chevy Volt, a Chevrolet CNG Cruze, a hybrid bus, a Ford F59 electric Stepvan, a Ford 250 heavy-duty propane truck, a THINK City EV, a CNG police interceptor and others.
To register or become a sponsor, call 219-644-3690 or visit South Shore Clean Cities' events page at http://www.southshorecleancities.org. Tickets are $25 per person, and lunch will be served.
About South Shore Clean Cities Inc.
Designated as the 71st Clean Cities Coalition on June 15, 1999, South Shore Clean Cities Inc. was founded on the principle that motivated individuals working together for common goals best accomplish our nation's objectives. In almost 100 coalitions, government agencies and private companies voluntarily form partnerships that meet the objectives of improving air quality, developing regional economic opportunities and reducing the use of imported oil.
About Purdue Research Park
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