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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

We have 5 board positions that are open for a two-year term beginning March 2019 through February 2021.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Claudia at illinoisstma@gmail.com with your name or that of someone you wish to nominate.  Once the person nominated has stated their acceptance, their name will be added to the candidate list.  Nominations and acceptance for candidates must be completed by December 31, 2018.

The election will be held in January via Survey Monkey, if more than 5 candidates are submitted for the positions.  If 5 candidates or less are submitted by the deadline, then candidates from the floor will be taken at the February 20, 2019 Annual Meeting.  If no additional candidates are put forward at the meeting, the membership will be asked to vote to seat the roster of candidates as a slate for the Board of Directors.  If the membership approves that slate, then those Board Members will begin their terms of office March 2019.

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

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