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Fri, Nov 5, 2010

23rd Annual Clean Air Campaign Award Announces 2010 Winners

Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 5, 2010) Public and private employers, along with Valley residents, were recognized at the 23rd Annual Clean Air Campaign event at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Sean McLaughlin, KPHO CBS 5 News Anchor, served as master of ceremonies at the lunchtime event.

“It’s very important to recognize how employers and residents in the Valley incorporate clean air efforts into their everyday activities,” said David A. Boggs, Valley Metro executive director. Awards ranged from outstanding commuters to best trip reduction program.

Both private and public employers enjoyed receiving recognition for helping to clean the Valley skies. Maricopa County employees and clean air programs swept the competition winning first place in five categories.

“I was so gratified to be recognized by Valley Metro, but also stunned to learn that our carpool group saves $24,556 each year in gas, wear and tear on our cars, and prevents nearly 2,400 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Chris Pinuelas, executive assistant to the County manager. “We are part of a strong commitment from county government to clean air. My carpool is enriching and fun. I look forward to spending two hours a day with my new friends. We’re a sisterhood.”

The Clean Air Campaign awards began as a way to recognize employers who are mandated by the Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program to reduce single occupant trips to the worksite.

“What an incredible honor to be recognized,” said Jonce Walker, Maricopa County sustainability manager. “This award is emblematic of a culture shift happening with Maricopa County employees who truly want to secure a better future for the region and, of course, good air quality is vital for that success.”
 
More than 87 award entries were received for this year’s competition.

2010 Clean Air Campaign winners:

Transportation Coordinator – 50-149
Diana Arnold – Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Transportation Coordinator – 150-499
Deb Schaefer, Quarles & Brady

Transportation Coordinator – 500+ Public Employer
Judi Nelson – Arizona State University

Transportation Coordinator – 500+ Private Employer
Juana Hernandez – SRP (more)

Trip Reduction Program – 50-149
Associated Billing Services

Trip Reduction Program – 150-499
Quarles & Brady

Trip Reduction Program – 500+ Public Employer
State of Arizona Travel Reduction Programs

Trip Reduction Program – 500+ Private Employer
Bank of America

Leadership
Ray Jensen – Arizona State University Commuter Options Program

Marketing & Creativity – Electronic and/or Print Media
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Marketing & Creativity – Event or Campaign Under $500
Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix

Marketing & Creativity – Event or Campaign Over $500
SRP Share the Ride

Outstanding Telework Program
WorldatWork

Best Telework Advancement
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Bike Program – Public Employer
City of Glendale

Bike Program – Private Employer
Applebee’s

Vanpool Program
Maricopa County

Outstanding Commuter – Transit User
Jimmy Kingan – Frito Lay

Outstanding Commuter – Carpooler
Chris Pinuelas – Maricopa County

Outstanding Commuter – Vanpooler
LaVon Davenport – Maricopa County

Outstanding Commuter – Bicyclist/Walker
Trevor Stadler – City of Mesa

Outstanding Multi-Modal Commuter
Jonce Walker – Maricopa County

MAG Livable Communities
City of Tempe – Western Canal Multi-use Path Project

Broadcast Media Award
KNXV-TV ABC 15

People’s Choice Bulletin Board
Associated Billing Services

Maricopa County Air Quality Excellence Award
Freescale Semiconductor – Chandler Site

Total: 26 awards


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