FUEL Story County Committees

FUEL Story County offers a variety of ways to get engaged in our community. Read more about our committees to learn how you can get involved, and contact a committee co-chair to get started! All FUEL members can participate in committees. If you're interested in leading a committee, please apply for a position on the FUEL board by filling out this application.

Community Outreach & Partnerships

The Community Outreach & Partnerships (COPS) committee connects FUEL members with organizations, causes, events, and fundraisers in Ames and broader Story County. Our committee makes it easy for new members to make meaningful connections with community leaders, non-profits, and other influential groups in Story County.

Not sure what’s out there? Our FUELitFoward volunteer events are a regular occurrence! We encourage each member to try out several types of events. Watch the weekly FUEL emails for upcoming FUELItForward events!

The COPS committee meets once each month over lunch. Be sure to check out the FUEL Story County events calendar to find the next COPS meeting.

Leadership & Professional Development

The Leadership & Professional Development (L&PD) committee organizes events that provide educational, informative and practical learning opportunities which enhance FUEL members’ leadership skills and stimulate their professional development. Through monthly lunch-and-learns and other events, members are provided with opportunities to explore leadership opportunities, learn from community leaders, and build the confidence and skillset to grow as professionals in their own organizations.

Members of the Leadership & Professional Development committee meet every other month to plan upcoming events. Meeting days and times vary, and we always welcome new members! If you are interested, please email one of the co-chairs and they will happily keep you in the loop.


Help us spread the word about FUEL! The marketing committee manages social media marketing, media at FUEL events, working with the webmaster on the website and the FUEL newsletter, and much more!

The Marketing committee meets the 1st Monday of every month from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The committee is always looking for creative minds to join the team, so check the FUEL Story County calendar for location details.


It’s not all down to business! Join the Social committee and help plan all of the fun and games FUEL has throughout the year. The Social Committee is in charge of planning FUEL Fest, monthly ThAWs (Thursday After Work) and other social events for FUEL members.

The Social Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Della Viti from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Email one of the co-chairs and they’ll keep you in the loop about future committee meetings