Recognition & Rewards

As a Clean Air Works! Partner, you deserve to be recognized for your leadership and commitment to cleaner air in the Charlotte region. The Clean Air Works! project has a variety of ways in which it rewards and recognizes the outstanding efforts of our employer Partners.


Each year, we recognize companies and individuals who are helping us breathe easier through an annual awards program, held in the fall. The 2009 Champions Luncheon, held at Johnson C. Smith University’s Metropolitan College, recognized 14 employers and many individuals:

  • The Innovation Award for developing creative and innovative programs:
    • Concorde Construction
    • Harris Teeter
  • Champions Awards for outstanding overall employer programs
    • RT Dooley
    • AXA Equitable
    • AT&T
  • The Sustainable Award for maintaining active programs over four years of the project:
    • AbitibiBowater
    • American & Efird
    • Duke Energy
    • Moore & Van Allen
    • Piedmont Natural Gas
  • The Executive Leader Award for individuals using their influence to help improve air quality in the region:
    • Sam Houser of Houser Transport 
    • Rusty Harris of PSNC Energy 
  • The Project Leader Awards for individuals who showed leadership, enthusiasm and creativity in the implementation of the project at their respective work sites:
    • Amy Farris of NewDominion Bank
    • Emily Scofield of RT Dooley
    • Mariel Littrell of Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
    • Tim Grzesiakowski of Hewitt Associates
    • Warren Cook of York Technical College

More Recognition

In addition to awards, partnership with Clean Air Works! provides a variety of recognition opportunities throughout the year including media coverage, events and Success Stories on our Web site.  More than 70 media stories have appeared in local, regional and national media outlets.