Board of Directors

Matt Tracy, President

Matt Tracy is a Principal Planner in Metro Regional Government's Sustainability Center. His primary focus is sustainability, be it in solid waste operations, regional air quality, or transportation fuels. Matt is project manager of a joint Metro DEQ/EPA project to retrofit over 100 refuse and recycling collection vehicles which operate in the Metro region with diesel particulate filters and oxidation catalysts. Over the past four years, he has also been instrumental in helping promote the development of a compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure, convening representatives from around the Metro region. In addition to the Clean Cities Coalition Board, Matt serves on the state of Oregon Biogas Industry work group, and has recently served on the Waste Water Treatment Plant Biogas Feasibility Study Steering Committee. Matt holds a certificate in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis on environmental management and solid waste, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Portland State University.

Chris Galati, Vice President

Chris Galati, P.E., joined the Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition Board of Directors in July 2012. The focus of Chris’s Business Development work at NW Natural includes conservation, renewables, Compressed Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, and non-core business development. Prior to joining NW Natural his work centered in mechanical engineering, procurement and construction, HVAC, as well as controls. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii; and has a utility management certification. His education includes a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration concentrating in Finance. He has been active in the Governor’s Alternative Fuel Advisory Group, is a Board Member for the Theodore Roosevelt High School Women’s Scholarship Association, and the University of Portland Industrial Advisory Board.

Arianne Sperry, Treasurer

Arianne Sperry develops and coordinates programs and policy related to materials management at the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS).  She helps develops rates for residential garbage, recycling, and composting service and oversaw the planning and implementation of the citywide launch of Portland’s curbside food scrap composting program.  She has also overseen the implementation of the Portland’s Clean Fleet requirements for garbage and recycling collection companies.  Prior to her work on recycling and composting programs, Arianne was a city planner at BPS and Fregonese Associates. Arianne earned a Master’s degree in the Urban and Regional Planning program at Portland State University after receiving her undergraduate degree in geology from Amherst College.

Rick Wallace

Rick Wallace is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Oregon Department of Energy in the Energy Technology and Policy Division and serves as the agency expert on alternative fuels, infrastructure and vehicles in the transportation sector. Rick has accumulated 14 years of experience developing, marketing, and administering conservation and renewable fuel programs. Previous to his work in energy Rick worked 14 years in the aerospace/defense industry as an engineer. Rick has been with the coalition for more than 10 years.

Michael Johns

Michael Johns is the Fleet and General Services Manager for Lane County and oversees the acquisition, operation, maintenance and disposal of Lane County vehicles, equipment and facilities. Michael has over 25 years of transportation and logistics experience in a wide range of national and international positions. Prior to coming to Lane County, Michael served in the United Nations as Chief Transport Officer and Chief Logistics Officer in peacekeeping missions in East Timor and Nepal. Michael is a retired U.S. Army Transportation Officer and has also worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration. He served on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Low Carbon Fuel Standards Advisory Committee. Michael has a BA in History from the University of Oregon and a MS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.

Bryan Schiedler

Bryan Schiedler is an Advanced Transportation Technology Instructor at Linn-Benton Community College. Bryan oversees the day to day operation of the automotive program at LBCC. Additionally, Bryan is responsible for budget and planning department goals and manages Instructional Specialist and part time staff. He has quickly became a trusted instructor known for working with industry. Bryan has a Bachelor in Automotive Technology from Northern Montana College.

Rick Durst

Rick has 28 years in the electric utility industry. He is a senior project manager in the Customer Energy Solutions team at Portland General Electric. Prior to PGE, Rick was an electrician in the U.S. Navy Submarine service for 10 years. He has managed the installation of more 20 DC quick charge stations and 60 level 2 stations and provided technical support and advice for many more. Rick has owned an electric vehicle since 1999 and has driven over 250,000 miles on all electric power and no longer owns an internal combustion vehicle.

Andrew Dick

Andrew Dick is the Connected, Automated, and Electric Vehicle Advisor for the Oregon Department of Transportation. In this role, he facilitates the agency’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Steering Team, which tracks new advanced vehicle technologies that are approaching commercial deployment and evaluates how they may affect the safe and efficient operation of the transportation system. Previously, he spent seven years working on electric vehicle policy and program implementation for the ten states that have adopted the California Zero Emission Vehicle program. He holds a Bachelor’s in International Political Economy from Colorado College.

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