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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.

Field of the Year 2019

Are you thinking about applying for the ILSTMA Field of the Year Award?  Now is the time to start getting your paperwork and pictures together, so that you will be ready to apply for the award later in the year.  You may click on the Award page to read about the award or click here to see the application, eligibility and requirements.  Final deadline for applications to be received is December 31, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact the ILSTMA using the contact us tab above, and a member of our FOY committee will respond back to you.

Employment Opportunities

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

The Skokie Park District  just sent us a notice of 1 job opening.   Click here to see more about this job opportunity and how to apply.

Do you have a job opening you would like to post on our website?   If so, contact Claudia 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 announced that the accommodations link is now open for 2 hotels near the exhibition hall and the registration will be open in October.  More information is available on the stma.org website.

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