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Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition

The Kansas City Regional Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.
Kansas City Regional Clean Cities coalition

Contact Information

Kelly Gilbert
816-531-7283
kelly@metroenergy.org
Angela Song
816-531-7283
angela@metroenergy.org
Coalition Website

Clean Cities Coordinators

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Kelly Gilbert
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Angela Song
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Kelly Gilbert is Transportation Director at Metropolitan Energy Center, which she joined in 2008 as coordinator of the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition. She now shares coordinator duties with a co-coordinator and manages a small Clean Cities staff of clean energy enthusiasts. She has coordinated proposals resulting in 3 major grant awards from the U.S. Department of Energy for clean transportation planning and implementation, in addition to smaller private grants for outreach and training. Through these projects, MEC and its partners have managed nearly $40 million in clean transportation projects and have achieved deployment of hundreds of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles across 3 states and the installation of a variety of refueling stations that support hundreds more alternative fuel vehicles on major travel corridors.

Gilbert manages activities of the coalition and a collaborative agreement among four Clean Cities coalitions to remove barriers to local adoptions of alternative fuels. Under her leadership, the Clean Cities staff and stakeholders hold quarterly meetings and events, provide technical assistance to business and government agencies and tell the public the success stories of participant fleets. Gilbert sits on the Air Quality Forum for Mid-America Regional Council, and she previously co-chaired the Greater Kansas City Plug-In Readiness Initiative and oversaw Electrify Heartland to prepare the community for electric vehicles. She is a frequent visitor to local farmers' markets in Parkville, MO, where she lives with her husband and two teenaged children.

Clean Cities Coordinator
Metropolitan Energy Center
3810 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64109

Kansas City Regional Success Stories

Watch videos about Kansas City Regional Clean Cities. View more videos on the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center.

Kansas City Greens Its Fleet With Natural Gas and Biodiesel

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09/18/2009

09/17/2011
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06/15/2013

10/01/2011

11/12/2011

02/01/2014
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Kansas City Regional Clean Cities coalition Statistics
Population: 1,420,600
Area: 4,203 sq. mi.
Boundaries: Missouri counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte, Ray. Kansas counties: Leavenworth, Wyandotte; City of Kansas City
Designated: November 18, 1998   
Alternative Fueling Stations:
   Biodiesel (B20 and above): 1
   Natural Gas: 15
   Ethanol (E85): 13
   Electric: 116
   Propane: 11
Petroleum and GHG Savings*
Total Gallons
Saved
Total GHG
Avoided
Gallons
by AFV
GHG
by AFV
Annual petroleum savings: 6,432,295 gasoline gallon equivalents
See the Gallons by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based petroleum savings.
Annual greenhouse gas emissions avoided: 37,802 tons of CO2
See the GHG by AFV tab for a breakdown of AFV-based greenhouse gas savings.
Annual petroleum savings by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 4,506,879 gasoline gallon equivalents
Greenhouse gas emission reduced by alternative fuel vehicle project type: 14,054 tons of CO2
*2013 metrics