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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 renewals) are now available!

The ILSTMA board has decided that the membership categories and pricing for 2020 will remain the same 2019.  All new memberships or renewals may now be completed by going to our membership page and using the link to sign up.

ILSTMA 2019 Field of the Year

Are you proud of your fields and the hard work of your crew and want to show those accomplishments to others?  You may now complete an application to apply for the ILSTMA Field of the Year for 2019.  Click on the Awards page for the qualifications to apply and the photo support required.   If qualified, then click the link to complete the application and submit the photos. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Claudia at illinoisstma@gmail.comILSTMA Field of the Year 2019

Election for ILSTMA Board of Directors Term 2020-2022

The slate of candidates is complete and a copy of the candidate’s biographies are available to voting members.  Just login to view the biographies.  Balloting will open December 15 and close January 1, 2020.  All ILSTMA members in good standing will be sent a link and password to use for voting for the 4 candidates of their choice and the By-Law change.  The newly elected Board of Directors will be contacted and announced after the STMA Conference in January and seated at the March Board Meeting.

2020 By-Law Change

The ILSTMA Board of Directors has proposed a change of the By-Laws for 2020 and are asking the members to read and be prepared to vote on the change in December.  All members in good standing may click here and sign in to the resource page to read the proposed change.  Electronic voting on the By-Law change will be on the Board of Directors ballet via survey monkey in December.

Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting to be held on Feb. 19, 2020 at Benedictine University in Lisle.

The Winter Workshop Committee has been working on the details for our Winter Workshop.  The location and most of the speakers have been confirmed and a tentative agenda has been set.  Go to our Workshop Page for the most up-to-date details.

Employment Opportunities

Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a full-time Park Specialist/Grounds position. This is a skilled classification; which requires a greater technical knowledge, specialized skill set, or previous experience in park and general horticulture, maintenance, and operations.  Click here for the qualifications, wages, and benefits.  Click here for the link to apply.

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.

The STMA 2020 Conference and Exhibition will be in West Palm Beach, Florida January 13-16, 2020.

You may want to consider attending the conference to learn about varied topics from great speakers and see the latest  products at the vendor exhibition.  The STMA accommodations link for 2 hotels near the exhibition hall and the registration link are now open.  More information is available on the stma.org website.  Contact the STMA if you have any questions.