Drive Clean Colorado Named the Best Non-Profit in Southeast Region – Best of The Colorado Sun 2023 

November 7, 2023

Drive Clean Colorado Named the Best Non-Profit in Southeast Region – Best of The Colorado Sun 2023 

We are honored to be voted “The Best Non-Profit” in Colorado’s Southeast Region as part of the Best of The Colorado Sun 2023. This recognition was voted on by The Colorado Sun’s readers, who were asked to select their favorite businesses and organizations from across the state.  

In the Southeast Region, Drive Clean Colorado has been hard at work alongside communities in the area to accelerate equitable clean transportation. Our local initiatives include support and training for fleets and communities implementing clean vehicles and infrastructure, coaching on grants and incentives for electric vehicles and chargers, and education events about electric vehicles for consumers. We collaborate with local partners on innovative ways to address the region’s unique transportation challenges, and with boots-on-the-ground Regional Coordinators, DCC has provided resources and support in grant applications, making it easier for organizations in Southeast Colorado to secure funding for clean transportation and infrastructure. 

Thank you to the readers of The Colorado Sun for their recognition of this work. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with your Regional Coordinators, please reach out to them using the contact information provided below for support in your regions’ clean transportation work.


Meet Our Regional Coordinators: 

Milly Cruz – Regional Coordinator, East Central 

Milly Cruz is our Regional Coordinator for East Central Colorado. She is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Springs Colorado, where she earned her degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. Milly’s passion for understanding the relationship between people and their environment led her to join DCC, where she is excited to serve communities in achieving equitable transportation and clean air quality. Contact Milly


A.J. Samora – Regional Coordinator, Southeast 

A.J. Samora is our Southeast Regional Coordinator. As a Pueblo native, A.J. brings a deep understanding of the community through his work with the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and various other involvements. A.J. also possesses expertise in IT and media marketing and has strong community relationships in the area, making him an asset in promoting the value of clean mobility. He is excited to increase awareness of clean transportation and EVs in the Southern Region of Colorado.  Contact A.J.


Thank you again, for your continued support and for recognizing Drive Clean Colorado as the Best Non-Profit in the Southeast Region. 


About Drive Clean Colorado, a Clean Cities Coalition 

Drive Clean Colorado (DCC), a Clean Cities coalition designated by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a non-profit organization that delivers a variety of programs to accelerate the equitable adoption of clean transportation with the vision of cleaner air and economic growth for Colorado. DCC runs the Drive Electric Colorado initiative which is a clearinghouse for all things EV in Colorado, the Watts@Work program for workplace charging, the EV Safe Tech training project, and hosts four ReCharge coaches for the Colorado Energy Office to provide grant coaching and EV awareness outreach. Learn more at

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