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Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association

Sports Turf Association in Illinois Promotes Your Success

Meeting on a Baseball Field to inspect the grassExchange ideas and solve practical problems concerning sports turf and grounds management when you join the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association. Our organization is composed of like-minded individuals from all segments of the sports turf industry, including but not limited to schools, parks, youth leagues, professional teams, and vendors. If you work with or are involved in maintaining athletic fields, then you might be interested in joining our sports turf association in Illinois.

When you join our organization, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with sports professionals and other people employed in the same industry as you. You’ll get to learn from the best of the best when it comes to maintaining turf or general grounds keeping. This results in well-groomed athletic fields that are exactly what’s needed to put those big games on sound footing. Safety, performance, and beauty are essential components of sports turf management.

We are here to support you. Let us help you advance in your career and better manage your sports field, as well as recognize your work. Our organization joins you with those who share common goals and concerns and provides you with resources to excel.

Summer Vendor & Education Field Day was held July 16th at Northwestern University.

The ILSTMA just held its 2019 Vendor & Education Field Day on July 16th,  hosted on the beautiful campus of Northwestern University.  The program ran from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm with (6) 20 minute demonstrations for the members to see and participate in, as well as Vendor Booths that were visited.

Jody Gill, CSFM and President of the STMA spoke during lunch and answered questions!  Zach Simons, Head Groundskeeper, Northwestern University also spoke about the arena, stadium and fields on both campuses.

Employment Opportunities

The Park District of Oak Park has just sent us a notice of 2 job openings.  Click here to see more about these job opportunities.

Do you have a job opening you would like to post on our Member’s Only Resource Page?  Is so, contact Claudia at illinoisstma@gmail.com with the job opening, job description, required candidate qualifications (in pdf format) and how someone may apply.

You may now view the 2019 membership levels, pricing and benefits, as well as sign up by going to the Membership section!

You may now sign up or renew your membership for 2019.  We are excited to announce that while there are no changes for Professional or Student Memberships, the ILSTMA is now offering 3 different Commercial Membership levels. All memberships are available online and will expire at the end of the calendar year for which the membership was purchased.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Claudia at illinoisstma@gmail.com