The Clean Mobility Forum, hosted by the Clean Mobility Options Program (CMO) Administrator team and funded by the California Air Resources Board, was held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at The California Endowment Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The Clean Mobility Forum was a one-day in-person event focused on clean mobility topics and discussions. The forum comprised a keynote, panels, workshops, a closeout plenary and a reception. Attendees had the opportunity to network and connect in person with clean mobility project awardees, experts in the field, and other potential partners, as well as learn about and share project lessons and successes.

See below for a look at the Schedule of Events!


Watch the recap video and browse photos from our Forum! 

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Shalem Aboody-López

Pueblo Planning

Brytanee Brown

emergent labs

Benjie de la Peña

Shared-Use Mobility Center

Denée Evans

City of Richmond

Orval Elliott Jr.

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

Richard France

Estolano Advisors

Dennis Gakunga

City of Chula Vista

Graciela Garcia

California Air Resources Board

Sam Gregor

California Air Resources Board

Fedolia “Sparky” Harris

City of Sacramento

Joey Juhasz-Lukomski

Shared-Use Mobility Center

Pete Lauer

Shared-Use Mobility Center

Rey Leon

City of Huron and LEAP Institute

Joe Martin

Via Transportation

Lauren N. McCarthy

Shared-Use Mobility Center

Josh Meyer


Bryn Moncelsi

Climate Resolve

Natalia Perez-Bobadilla

Shared-Use Mobility Center

Grace Person


Miriam Pinski

Shared-Use Mobility Center

Angelina Rahimi

Aura Planning Inc.

Creighton Randall

Mobility Development, Inc.

Shirin Sadrpour

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Judis Santos

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Raúl Ureña

City of Calexico

Melisa Walk

Pacoima Beautiful


8:30-9:30 am

Breakfast and Registration

9:30-10:00 am

The opening keynote speech was delivered by Robyn Marquis from CALSTART, Sam Gregor from California Air Resources Board and Graciela Garcia from California Air Resources Board. 

Location: Beatriz Solis Hall

10:00-11:00 am

In order to provide free and discounted transportation services to the community, clean mobility programs must be strategic in how they approach funding for long-term sustainability. In this session, attendees had the opportunity to listen to different points of view from project teams and technical assistance groups on strategies to make informed decisions for the identification and implementation of long-term strategies. Topics included strategies to get more funding; how to approach showcasing projects; strategies to gain and maintain local support; and working with limited staff capacity.

Dennis Gakunga (City of Chula Vista)
Creighton Randall (Mobility Development, Inc.)
Sparky Harris (City of Sacramento)
Steffani Charkiewicz (Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District)

Will Sowers (ZipCar)

Location: Beatriz Solis Hall

11:00-11:30 am

Networking Break

11:30-12:30 pm


This session included a thought-provoking session that explored the principles of continual consent and reciprocity in the storytelling process. Attendees reflected on storytelling as a way to build relationships founded on trust and collaboration, respecting the agency and ownership of narrators in shaping their own stories. Meaningful engagement and representation can be a powerful process for social change.

Shalem G. Lopez (Pueblo Planning)
Natalia Perez-Bobadilla (Shared-Use Mobility Center)

Location: Joshua Tree Room

This session focused on highlighting the opportunities and challenges around engaging and lifting underrepresented communities in the definition, objectives, and branding of local clean mobility projects in their own voice. After short presentations by Bryn Moncelsi with Climate Resolve and Richard France with Estolano Advisors, participants broke into small groups to further explore strategies to co-develop meaning and messaging with the people projects are intended to serve.

Bryn Moncelsi (Climate Resolve
Richard France (Estolano Advisors)

Grace Person (CivicWell)

Location: Cabrillo Room

Building on the main session, participants heard from Denée Evans, Transportation Services Project Manager for the City of Richmond, and Tejus Shankar, Policy Development Manager at Lyft, who have brought new shared mobility projects to Richmond and San Jose, respectively. Both discussed innovative ideas on how to continue to serve communities in a sustainable way. Afterwards attendees broke up into groups based on travel mode where they shared and brainstormed things they can do to keep their service relevant and solvent.

Denée Evans (City of Richmond)
Tejus Shankar (Lyft)

Joey Juhasz-Lukomski (Shared-Use Mobility

Location: Catalina Room

Improving regional mobility and transportation access is a multi-partner effort. The Thinking Collaboratively panelists shared their knowledge of the opportunities they see to integrate shared and/or micromobility to create a comprehensive transit network, and offered insights into how they leverage regional collaboration and coordination to expand and improve mobility services.

Christine Corrales (SJCOG)
Marcel Porras (LA Metro)
Judis Santos (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)

Arielle Fleisher (Waymo)

Location: Beatriz Solis Hall

12:30-1:30 pm


1:30-2:30 pm


Moving beyond the benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, this session highlighted other benefits transportation electrification and micromobility can provide to communities. Participants heard from the Clean Mobility Options Program Administrators on how the program strives to consider additional goals in shared mobility projects and how to measure these goals and outcomes.

Lauren N. McCarthy (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Pete Lauer (Shared-Use Mobility Center)

Location: Joshua Tree Room

This session explored what the purpose of data collection is and how data can inform decisions for various stakeholders in micromobility. Participants heard perspectives from two actors involved in the data evaluation process. Participants learned about the challenges, lessons learned, and strategies moving forward.

Miriam Pinski (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Joe Martin (Via)

Location: Cabrillo Room

Tribal and rural communities are working to increase transportation access in ways that fit the context of their lives and locations. Leaders in tribal and rural communities presented about their efforts with clean mobility projects. Participants learned about innovations, challenges, and promising directions for rural and tribal mobility.

Gloria Huerta (MioCar)
Shasta Gaughen (Pala Band of Mission Indians)
Orval Elliott Jr. (Hopland Band of Pomo Indians)
Rey Leon (LEAP Institute)

Josh Meyer (CivicWell)

Location: Catalina Room

The concept of transportation equity can take on various interpretations in clean mobility. This session provided participants with concrete examples and best practices to ensure communities can affordably, safely, and efficiently access crucial mobility investments. Participants delved into ‘Strategies for Equitable Clean Mobility Programs & Projects’ and then discussed and shared with others how equity is being addressed in their program, project/planning process and explored approaches to address potential challenges for delivering clean mobility options to the communities they serve. 

Brytanee Brown (Emergent Labs)

Location: Beatriz Solis Hall

2:30-3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00-4:00 pm

The impact of clean mobility projects and needs assessments is most clearly understood through the stories and feedback told anecdotally from community members and on-the-ground staff working directly with service users, vehicles and other equipment. Participants had the opportunity to hear about stories from community members and service users of existing clean mobility programs that have launched in California. Participants were able to glean lessons learned from the projects and understand the impact of the services from the perspective of the community members being served.

Melisa Walk (Pacoima Beautiful)
Shirin Sadrpour (LADOT)
Raúl Ureña (City of Calexico)
Angelina Rahimi (Aura Planning)

Benjie de la Peña (Shared-Use Mobility Center)

Location: Beatriz Solis Hall

4:00-5:00 pm

The three managers from the three partner organizations that make up the CMO Program Administrator team will share closing words highlighting CMO and its evolution, lessons taken from the forum and share the importance of peer to peer learning, strengthening partnerships and the Clean Mobility Equity Alliance.

Keynote Speakers:
Cesar Hernandez (Calstart)
Lauren N. McCarthy (Shared-Use Mobility Center)
Josh Meyer (CivicWell)

Location: Beatriz Solis Hall

*Indicates events with a virtual attendance option.

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Thank you to our sponsors for making the 2023 Clean Mobility Forum possible!