On December 16, 2021, VCC’s Alleyn Harned recognized Robin Jones of the Virginia Department of Energy with a special award to honor her decades of commitment to advancing clean transportation in the Commonwealth.
Jones has worked as an energy program manager for many years at Virginia Energy. Her knowledge of alternative fuels, green fleets, electric vehicles and federal programs was unmatched. Her division has expertly advised VCC, local government fleets and industry partners for many years. Communities all over Virginia have been improved due to her work in advancing emission-reducing alternative fuels such as propane, ethanol and biodiesel. In recent years, she has led efforts in electric vehicle infrastructure deployment, working directly with the U.S. Department of Energy.
A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Jones earned her MBA from the College of William & Mary. Quietly working in public service for four decades, she is never one to seek attention for her efforts. Jones will retire at the end of 2021 – join VCC and thousands of Virginians in thanking her for her tireless work in clean transportation.