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United Way of Story County selects new ASSET volunteers

Michelle Fullerton of Nevada, Liz Hertz of Nevada and Karen Kiel Rosser of Ames, have been selected to represent United Way of Story County (UWSC) on the ASSET (Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team) board. Fullerton is branch manager at U.S. Bank (Ames main office). Hertz is marketing director at Burke Corporation in Nevada. Kiel Rosser is vice president and quality improvement officer at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Fullerton, Hertz and Kiel Rosser join Jane Jackson and Dave Morris, both of Story City, who also serve on the ASSET board on behalf of UWSC. Fullerton will serve as the treasurer. Volunteers serve on the board for three-year terms.

ASSET has existed in Story County since 1985, and it includes five major funders of human services programs: City of Ames, Department of Human Services, Iowa State University Government of the Student Body, Story County and UWSC. The funders work together in a collaborative, volunteer-led effort to coordinate local planning, assess needs, evaluate the capabilities of agencies to provide programs and recommend funding for programs.

ASSET holds annual hearings in January for review of agency budget requests. Each human services agency completes an application and attends the hearings to advocate for their programs, with the hope their financial needs will be met by one or more of the funding sources.

United Way of Story County is a strategic leader in building countywide partnerships to identify needs and to develop, support and evaluate effective human services, especially in the areas of education, income and health, for our diverse community.

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