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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.

2020 ILSTMA Memberships (new or renewal) now available

New memberships or renewal of memberships may now be completed by going to our membership page and using the link to sign up.  Please don’t forget to fill out all of the information on the page, so your membership record will be complete!  Thanks to all members for your continued support of the ILSTMA organization, its mission and goals.

ILSTMA 2019 Field of the Year

The ILSTMA 2019 Field of the Year selection and notification will be made soon.  The ILSTMA 2019 Field of the Year will be announced later in January and the Award will be given out at the ILSTMA Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting on February 19th, 2020.

Election for ILSTMA Board of Directors Term 2020-2022

The ILSTMA is happy to announce the newly elected directors to the board.  They are Jaymeson Wilcox, Chris Kuehn, Josh Murray and Brian Hissem.  The new Directors will be introduced at the Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting in February and seated at the ILSTMA March Board Meeting.

ILSTMA 2020 By-Law Change

The ILSTMA 2020 Proposed By-Law Change was unanimously passed, have been added to the By-Laws, and submitted to the STMA.

ILSTMA Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting to be held on Feb. 19, 2020 at Benedictine University in Lisle.  Four speakers confirmed for the day.

The Winter Workshop Committee has been working on the details for our Winter Workshop.  We once again return to the great facilities at Benedictine University.  We are excited to announce our 4 confirmed speakers are Tim VanLoo from Iowa State University will be the featured speaker, joined by Jamie Mehringer from Advanced Turf Solutions, Andrew Marking from Bush Turf (previously with the Quad City River Bandits) and Brian Milam from Calcium Products.  The tentative agenda has been set and you may go to our Workshop Page for the most up-to-date details on speakers.

Employment Opportunities

Do you have a job opening you would like to post on our website?   If so, contact us at illinoisstma@gmail.com with the job position, job description, and required candidate qualifications (in pdf format), as well as a link to apply.