(ATLANTA – Nov. 18, 2013) Kerry Armstrong, Chairman of the North Fulton Community Improvement District, has been recognized with the GDOT Leadership Award from the Clean Air Campaign. The 2013 PACE Awards were presented in 12 categories to employers, schools, property managers and individuals who are devoted to improving mobility and air quality in the region.
The GDOT Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary commitment to improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion. This award specifically recognizes the role of community leaders, corporate executives and others who have used their influence to change attitudes, develop solutions and move Georgia toward a future with less traffic and cleaner air.
Ann Hanlon, Chief Operating Officer of the North Fulton Community Improvement District congratulates Armstrong, saying, “Kerry’s dedication to creating a more walkable North Fulton has made measurable differences in our community. The ability for the Atlanta region to continue to grow in population while decreasing its air pollution is directly impacted by the commitment of regional leaders like Kerry.”
The theme for the 2013 PACE Awards program explored the many ways that workplaces and individuals are banding together for sustainable transportation through their involvement in Georgia Commute Options, a suite of programs that combine all of metro Atlanta’s alternate commute resources including commuter incentive programs, ridematching, employer services, telework consulting and more.
Now in its 13th year, the PACE Awards were presented by The Clean Air Campaign, in partnership with the region’s transportation management associations and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
The ceremony was held at the Georgia-Pacific Auditorium in downtown Atlanta.
About the North Fulton Community Improvement District
The North Fulton Community Improvement District is made up of commercial properties stretching along Georgia 400 from Mansell Road north to McFarland Road. This group of committed business leaders is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing North Fulton by accelerating infrastructure and quality of life projects. For more information on the North Fulton Community Improvement District, contact Kristin Rome, project manager, at (678) 397-0570, or visit www.NorthFultonCID.com.
About Georgia Commute Options
Georgia Commute Options is a joint effort between the Georgia Department of Transportation, The Clean Air Campaign, Atlanta Regional Commission and the region’s transportation management associations that help commuters and employers take advantage of commute alternatives. Georgia Commute Options allows a network of partners to market customized commute options for employers and provides assistance and financial incentives for commuters. Each day, these programs eliminate 1.1 million miles of vehicle travel and save commuters a combined $500,000 on gas and car expenses. For more information, visit www.GACommuteOptions.com or call 1-877-9-GA-OPTIONS. Georgia Commute Options is also on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About The Clean Air Campaign
The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that works with Georgia employers, commuters and K-12 schools to encourage actions that result in better air quality and less traffic congestion. The Clean Air Campaign, along with its partner organizations, facilitates Georgia Commute Options, a program that helps employers and commuters choose alternatives to driving alone. Through its Clean Air Schools program, the non-profit also empowers students, parents and teachers to play a positive role in reducing traffic and improving air quality through an action-oriented education program. The Clean Air Campaign also protects public health by distributing Smog Alert notifications. In conducting these programs, The Clean Air Campaign works in partnership with The Georgia Department of Transportation.
For more information, call 1-877-CLEANAIR (1-877-253-2624) or visit CleanAirCampaign.org. You can also find The Clean Air Campaign on Facebook at facebook.com/CleanAirCampaign and facebook.com/groups/cleanairschools Twitter at twitter.com/cleanairga and YouTube at youtube.com/GaCleanAirCampaign.