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Fort Worth, Peterbilt honored at clean air awards

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A. Lee Graham Reporter

The city of Fort Worth has won Best Public Sector honors at the Ninth Annual Working for Clean Air Awards.

Sponsored by the North Texas Commission and held Nov. 7 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the annual program recognizes organizations in the region that demonstrate outstanding efforts to improve local air quality. Taking honors as Best Public Sector Over 1,000 Employees was the city of Fort Worth, with the North Central Texas Council of Governments awarded that designation for an agency with fewer than 1,000 employees.

Taking top honors as North Texas Clean Air Champion was Peterbilt Motors Co., with The University of Texas at Arlington named Best University; Texas Instruments, Most Innovative; the city of Richardson, Best Large Fleet; TXU Energy, Best Small Fleet; Internal Revenue Service, Best Commuter Initiatives; and UT Southwestern Medical Center and Southern Methodist University tied for Best Business Operations.

The complete list of Working for Clean Air Award winners is: Peterbilt Motors Company North Texas Clean Air Champion Dallas Area Rapid Transit President’s Award for Corporate Policy Excellence Progressive Waste Solutions Best Private Sector Over 500 Employees Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Best Private Sector 100-500 Employees Go Green Couriers Best Private Sector Under 100 Employees City of Fort Worth Best Public Sector Over 1,000 Employees North Central Texas Council of Governments Best Public Sector Under 1,000 Employees The University of Texas at Arlington Best University Texas Instruments Most Innovative City of Richardson Best Large Fleet TXU Energy Best Small Fleet UT Southwestern Medical Center (tie) Best Business Operations Southern Methodist University (tie) Best Business Operations Internal Revenue Service Best Commuter Initiatives Shelbron Barnes (Texas Instruments) Best Employee for Clean Air  

A complete list of winners is available at  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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