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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.

Board of Directors Positions for 2019-2021

The Directors who will be serving a two-year term for 2019-2021 are:  Vince Cassata, Joel White, Travis Stephen, Zach Simons (Professional Members) and Steve Schiller (Commercial Member).  The new Directors will begin their term at the March 2019 Board Meeting.

Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting on February 20, 2019.

Our Winter Workshop/Annual Meeting was held at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.  Those participating enjoyed a great lineup of speakers and topics. The 2018 Field of the Year & President’s Awards were given out.  Please go to our workshop page to see more details about the day.

Proposed By-Law Change.

A change in the by-laws was proposed at the Annual Meeting.  Click here to view the proposed changes.  An email will be sent to all members in good standing that will include a link to vote yes or no for the changes. Voting will open on Monday 2/25/19 and close on Sunday 3/3/19.

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