Active members of the Texas Food & Fuel Association are encouraged to serve on the association’s standing committees. Members may volunteer to serve or participate in the meetings of the Retail Operations Committee, Wholesale Operations Committee, Legislative Committee or Membership Committee. Each of these committees considers important issues related to the petroleum marketing and convenience store industries. Association members wishing to serve on these committees should contact the committees’ staff liaison for more information.

Central Texas Food & Fuel Committee

The Central Texas Food & Fuel Committee's membership includes retailers and suppliers who operate facilities in Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Lee, Hays, Milam, Travis, Washington, and Williamson counties. The committee hosts several events each year to provide opportunities for fellowship and networking. Proceeds from these events are used to fund an annual scholarship award.

Staff Liaison - Dana Fuller

Legislative Committee

Members of this committee have the responsibility of soliciting ideas, requests and demands from the membership and then organizing them into a coordianted policy of legislative action for recommendation to the Board of Directors. The committee may also recommend legislative policy in response to a specific emergency or crisis.

Staff Liaison - Chris Newton
Staff Liaison - Scott Fisher

Membership Committee

Encouraging greater participation amoung current association members in association activities and securing new members are the primary goals of the Membership Committee. Members work with the association staff on an ongoing basis regarding new member prospects, and they are also responsible for the development of a membership marketing program.

Staff Liaison - Chris Newton
Staff Liaison - Scott Fisher

Political Action Committee

The Texas Food & Fuel Association PAC makes campaign contributions to elected officials and candidates for elective office. The PAC’s contributions are limited to members of the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate as well as statewide officeholders including Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and others.

Contributions from the PAC to candidates and elected officials are approved by the PAC Trustees. The PAC Trustees include three members of the Board of Directors appointed by the Chairman and the four regional directors of the association. The association makes every effort to deliver PAC contributions in the officeholder’s home district with our members’ participation.

Contributions to the PAC must be in the form of personal monies (no corporate funds are permitted). The association hosts events throughout the year to raise funds for the PAC in addition to personal and mailed solicitations.

Retail Operations Committee

The Retail Operations Committee considers issues related to the operation of retail facilities. The committee makes recommendations to the association's Board of Directors regarding such issues as lottery, tobacco, food service, alcoholic beverages, payment systems or retail trends.

Staff Liaison - Scott Fisher

Wholesale Operations Committee

The Wholesale Operations Committee considers issues related to the operation of businesses engaged in the bulk sale of motor fuels or lubricants. The committee makes recommendations to the Association's Board of Directors regarding transportation, storage, security and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements regarding fuels and lubricants.

Staff Liaison - Scott Fisher

The Wranglers

The Wranglers are a committee of the Texas Food & Fuel Association and provide fellowship and networking opportunities for supplier and wholesale grocery members.

Committee members assist in the planning of fundraising activities, recruitment and retention of committee member and election of three of its members to serve on the Texas Food & Fuel Association’s Board of Directors. In return for their commitment to serve the Association, committee members benefit from enhanced visibility, peer engagement, and leadership opportunities.

Funds raised by The Wranglers are used to support the Association’s scholarship foundation, of which $40,000 has been awarded since its inception in 2000 and given annually to a dependent child of a supplier or wholesale grocery member, or one of their employees.

Why join The Wranglers? Exposure, recognition during Association meetings and events, enhanced leadership opportunities, and relationship building through a variety of networking mixers.

Staff Liaison - Dana Fuller