ACOG CELEBRATES CLEAN CITIES INTERN
The Association of Central Oklahoma Government’s (ACOG) Clean Cities Intern, Devon Westbrook, has concluded his term as ACOG’s Central Oklahoma Clean Cities (COKCC) University Workforce Development Program intern and recently accepted a position as Transportation Planner at Northern Oklahoma Development Authority (NODA) in Enid, Oklahoma.
In addition to his new position at NODA, Devon was recently accepted into the University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture Regional and City Planning Graduate program.
Devon joined ACOG in the Clean Cities program in June 2019. The internship provided Devon the opportunity to expand his knowledge of the transportation sector and make connections with various Clean Cities Coalition stakeholders. He also assisted with planning National Drive Electric week, a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.
The cancellation of spring EV “ride and drive” events due to COVID-19 shifted Devon’s focus from an in-person EV showcase at an Earth Day event to an EV Scavenger Hunt called “ChargerChaseOK.” The virtual challenge highlighted the growing number of charging station locations around the Central Oklahoma region. He also played a vital role in developing EV charging station maps for the City of Edmond, Central Oklahoma, and the state.
“ACOG is very appreciative of Devon’s hard work over the last year. He has played an integral role here at ACOG in the Clean Cities program and we wish him success in all future endeavors,” Eric Pollard, COKCC Coordinator said.
The U.S. Department of Energy funded Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program works to advance the mission of Clean Cities through student internships. In turn, students receive invaluable training, outside-the-classroom learning and inspiration to continue on a career path that will foster the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security.