City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 112222-2
City of Long Beach Ranks Second in Nationally Recognized 2022 Green Fleet Award
Dan Berlenbach
Fleet Services Bureau Manager
Fleet Services Bureau, Department of Financial Management

Photo of green fleet vehicle at charging station

Long Beach, CA – Recently, the City of Long Beach was named the No. 2 municipal Green Fleet by the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). The Green Fleet award is a nationally renowned accolade that is bestowed upon public sector operations who execute revolutionary and innovative green initiatives.

“We are continuing to reduce the impact of City operations on our environment, investment in sustainability and improve community health,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. The Green Fleet Award is a great reflection of this work and our commitment to responsible government.”

A multitude of green initiatives promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable City fleet and equipment, and additional steps in renewable fueling and resource management, have led the City to be named the No. 2 municipal Green Fleet by the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). NAFA is composed of more than 2,000 individual fleet managers from corporations, public safety, education and government agencies, controlling more than 4.2 million assets, valued at over $92 billion.

“The City fleet has a long history of alternative fuel use and emissions reduction. This Green Fleet award illustrates our continued dedication to fleet sustainability,” said Fleet Services Bureau Manager Dan Berlenbach. “Our consistent approach in managing the City’s fleet of 2,000-plus vehicles is to push the technology envelope and utilize the greenest options available for the City to serve its residents.”

Earlier this year, the City adopted its first-ever Long Beach Climate Action Plan (LB CAP) that provides a comprehensive framework for creating or updating policies, programs, practices and incentives for Long Beach residents and businesses to reduce the city's greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and help ensure the community is better protected from the impacts of climate change. The LB CAP identifies key City leadership actions intended to make internal operations more sustainable. This includes reducing and eliminating GHG emissions from City fleet by replacing fossil fueled vehicles with electric vehicles when feasible.

The Fleet Services Bureau is part of the Department of Financial Management. More information about Fleet Services is available here.