Mayor Graham Richard will present opening remarks at the upcoming E85 Retailers Workshop at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at Ceruti'€™s Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd.

The event is hosted by the Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance. Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored program promoting alternative fuel vehicles and fuels at the grassroots level to improve the nation's air quality and lessen the dependence on foreign oil.

Mayor Richard will highlight Fort Wayne'€™s efforts to be leader in using alternative vehicles and fuels. The City has 13 hybrid vehicles in its fleet, 16 vehicles that run on ethanol fuel (E85), and more than 300 vehicles that run on biodiesel. The City expects to save more than $112,000 by using alternative-based fuel vehicles.