Helping stakeholders reduce over 49 million gallons of gasoline equivalent since 2009.

The Triangle Clean Cities Coalition was founded in 1999 and designated by the US DOE in 2001 to improve air quality and reduce dependence on petroleum by promoting alternative transportation fuels in the Region J area of North Carolina, including Moore, Chatham, Orange, Durham, Wake, Johnston, and Lee counties. By bringing together fleet managers, local and state government officials, fuel and vehicle providers, and interested citizen groups, we are helping move North Carolina towards a more sustainable future.

Triangle Clean Cities staff assists Coalition members to reach their goals by providing grant funding, technical assistance, and networking opportunities.

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Triangle Clean Cities is a program of Triangle J Council of Governments. TJCOG is a serves a diverse seven-county region, promoting collaboration among local governments, stakeholders and partners, tackling challenges that cross jurisdictional lines.

Our Progress


View the entire Triangle Clean Cities Coalition 2017 Annual Report here.


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Andrea Eilers – Program Manager for Energy and Environment

Andrea joined Triangle J Council of Governments in November 2015 after working in the Sustainable Transportation and Sustainability sectors since 2009. Prior professional experience includes working for the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University and for Leonardo Academy, a sustainability non-profit based in Madison, Wisconsin. She has experience in Sustainable Transportation, Grant Application and Project Management, Emission Calculation and Reporting, and Sustainability Training projects.

Phone: 919-558-2705

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Mary Sell – Assistant Coordinator for Energy and Environment

Mary joined the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition in 2015, and was recently designated the Assistant Coordinator for the Coalition. Mary looks forward to working collaboratively within the coalition to build value for participating stakeholders, and increase the adoption of alternative fuels regionally. Ms. Sell holds a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning from he University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Phone: 919-558-9400

Caitlin Rose – Program Specialist for Energy and Environment

Caitlin joined TJCOG and the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition in December of 2019. She has experience in energy policy development, air quality, and education and outreach, and previously worked for the State Energy Office of the NC Department of Environmental Quality. She holds a BSPH in Environmental Health Science and a MS in Environmental Science and Engineering, both from UNC’s Gillings School of Public Health. Caitlin is excited to work with the Coalition to achieve its mission of increasing the use of alternative fuels regionally.

Phone: 919-558-2709

Claire Kubitschek – Clean Cities Intern

Claire joined the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition in the spring of 2020 as an intern. She has experience in waste management, urban planning, and education and outreach. Claire is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill acquiring a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies with a concentration in sustainability. Ms. Kubitschek is excited to work with the coalition and its stakeholders to increase the adoption of alternative fuels throughout the region.

Phone: 828-424-9682