Colin Messer is the Land of Enchantment Clean Cities Coalition Director since 2016 and has been as a board member and consultant with the Coalition since 1996. In 2015, Messer retired from the State of New Mexico Energy Office where he oversaw statewide alternative transportation fuels and fleets as well as biomass to energy projects.
In a 45-year career, Messer has operated auto repair facilities, farmed, taught, and published. He directed community college programs and administered statewide initiatives specific to gaseous fuels and advanced powertrain technologies in New Mexico and California. He has trained internationally for Cummins, John Deere, and U.S. AID. In 1992, he launched the first 100 present CNG transit fleet in the U.S. in Santa Fe, NM and continues that fleet affiliation as Chair of the Transit Advisory Board.
His publications include technician training manuals on LPG, CNG, LNG, light- and heavy- duty vehicles for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium as well as other automotive repair books for John Muir Publications. Messer currently owns an energy-consulting company in Santa Fe, supporting AFVs, public transit, and renewable energy projects including woody and agricultural biomass and municipal waste.