About Wisconsin Clean Cities

Wisconsin Clean Cities is a 501c3 tax-exempt, stand alone, non-profit organization that is a designated U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities coalition serving the state of Wisconsin.

Our mission is to reduce dependence on petroleum-based fuels, promote the use of alternative fuels and technologies, and improve air quality. Wisconsin Clean Cities strives to advance our nation's economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.

We partner with stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy:

•    Alternative and Renewable Fuels
•    Idle Reduction Technology
•    Fuel Economy Measures; and
•    Emerging Transportation Technologies.

Wisconsin Clean Cities initiatives spur new demand for alternative fuel vehicle products that in turn, stimulates infrastructure development. These initiatives ultimately assist the national market by challenging the industry to develop product lines and new technologies to meet the constantly changing demands of consumer and fleet vehicle markets.

Wisconsin Clean Cities History

Wisconsin Clean Cities was established in June 1994, and was located within the state Department of Administration's (DOA) Madison office building, under the Bureau of Transportation Services.

Our organization had direct benefit to the Governor's Alternative Fuels Task Force by serving as a community-government-business partnership of select industry participants in the Southeastern Wisconsin severe ozone nonattainment region, encompassing Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine counties.

In 1998, the Wisconsin Clean Cities program made the transition to the Southeastern Wisconsin ozone nonattainment area and became an independent, self-sustaining coalition within the Southeastern Wisconsin community. In July 1999, Wisconsin Clean Cities hired its first Executive Director, and was housed out of the downtown office of the local utility We Energies. Today, Wisconsin Clean Cities is housed in the same building.


Since its inception, Wisconsin Clean Cities has grown since its humble beginnings. For over the past 20 years, Wisconsin Clean Cities has provided education and outreach regarding alternative fuels, vehicles, infrastructure, fuel efficiency improvements and idle reduction. WCC has also been instrumental in securing federal and state funding to implement projects across the state of Wisconsin.

WCC has experienced significant growth over the past four years. Since 2010, the coalition has organized and participated in hundreds of events and public engagements statewide and has increased membership from 14 members in 2010 to more than 80 members in 2015 ΜΆ a significant growth under new leadership, renewed vitality, and reinstated vision. In 2014, WCC reported a reduction of over 21 million in gasoline gallon equivalents and over 70 tons of greenhouse gas emission reductions due to the increase in the use of alternative fuels and technology. These significant increases are the result of projects implemented by WCC members and stakeholders.

Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium

In addition to collaborating with Clean Cities coalitions around the country and with regional and national U.S. Department of Energy program leadership, Wisconsin Clean Cities works especially close with the two other coalitions in the loosely constituted Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium.

To our South, Chicago Area Clean Cities, and to our Southwest, South Shore Clean Cities, are WCC's steady partners in educational events and special conferences. If you find yourself in the Chicagoland area or Northwestern Indiana area, we encourage you to visit the other members of our consortium.

Legacy Environmental Services, Inc.

Legacy Environmental Services, Inc. is a woman-owned, future-focused environmental consulting firm that works with businesses, industries, schools and municipalities in their efforts to incorporate green, clean and sustainable activities and practices into their everyday existence.

Legacy was founded in 2003 by Carl and Lorrie Lisek and serves as the executive management for the U.S. Department of Energy, South Shore Clean Cities and Wisconsin Clean Cities (which serves the entire state of Wisconsin). Legacy develops, writes and submits grant applications on the client's behalf and also offers grant management for each project.

All efforts among these businesses work toward a cleaner future through air quality and emission reductions, alternative fuels, promotion of renewable resources and use of environmentally friendly GREEN products.

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