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 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.
Douglas Dunford retired from NW Natural Gas Company after forty years of service in the Engineering, Gas Supply and Market Service departments. He was the driving force in getting the Clean Cities program started in the Portland area. Doug's expertise lies in the areas of utility conservation programs and the development for alternative fuel vehicle programs. He directed and developed the CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) programs for NNG, which included the first fleet in the world of dedicated LNG buses. Many fleets in the area are now operating on CNG, including the state of Oregon fleet and the city of Salem buses. He served as the chairman of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code committee for the development of the hydrogen fueled vehicles and refueling stations. Doug also served on the board of directors of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
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 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.
Greg serves as the President and state lobbyist of the Oregon Automotive Dealers Association (OADA). Since its founding in the 1930s, OADA's primary mission has been to represent and promote the retail automobile business in Oregon. Through a wide range of community programs and events, public policy and industry representation, and ongoing dealership management and benefit programs, OADA and its franchised new car and truck dealer members are well positioned to meet the 21st century challenges of a changing economy and an industry in transition. Today OADA has over 200 members who represent over 90% of the new vehicles sold in Oregon. OADA is the dealer's partner in business working to improve the ethics and general welfare of the retail automobile industry in Oregon.