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Feb. 9 Deadline for Committee Sign Up

Don't miss your chance to participate in helping STMA achieve its strategic goals for 2017. Join a Committee and add your perspective on how to make STMA's membership programs and services more valuable and useful. Read about available Committees here.

Attendance Breaks Record

STMA recently hosted its 28th annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. with more than 175 exhibitors and a record 1,300 attendees from 18 countries.

Board of Directors Officially Take Office

At the 2017 Annual Meeting on Jan. 26, the STMA Board of Directors officially took office. STMA's new President is Tim VanLoo, CSFM and Manager of Athletics Turf/Grounds for Iowa State University in Ames.

Other STMA officers elected to the Board include:

STMA’s Environmental Facility Certification Program Adds Two International Facilities

STMA announces that two facilities in Spain have achieved Environmental Facility Certification. Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and Ciudad Real Madrid, managed by Paul Burgess, achieved certification in January.

STMA Founders Awards Presented

STMA's top honors, the 2016 Founders Awards, were presented at the STMA Annual Awards Banquet on Fri., Jan. 27 in Orlando, Fla. These awards are given in a 'surprise' presentation to those who exemplify the leadership traits of each founder. The four founders are Dick Ericson, George Toma, Dr. William H. Daniel (deceased) and Harry C. Gill (deceased).

STMA Student Challenge Results

Congratulations to all STMA Student Challenge participants for their exceptional performance on the 2017 exam! The Student Challenge is presented by SAFE, Founding Partner Hunter Industries, and supporting sponsor Ewing. Nine two-year teams and 26 four-year teams competed for $5,000 awards in each division. Winning the two-year competition was Mt. San Antonio College – Team 207. Penn State University – Team 208 took second place, and Mt. San Antonio College – Team 201 took third place.

Access 2017 Conference Education Session Recordings

STMA partnered with IntelliQuest Media again to record educational sessions at the 2017 conference. Recorded sessions are available through an On-Line Library where users can have access to education at any time throughout the year. The Library features recorded presentations, speaker biographies, and presentation slides and handouts. The Library is accessible on portable devices such as iPad, iPhone, and other tablet devices.

Conference Presentation Handouts

Don't forget to visit the STMA Conference Handouts page to download and print speaker presentations and handouts from education sessions at the conference.

Conference and Exhibition Attendee Survey

We want your feedback! If you attended the 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida, please be sure to take a few moments to evaluate your experience using the online survey. Access the survey here. We value your feedback in developing the conference for future years.

Game on: Are you ready to play?

STMA is introducing our first ever Scavenger Hunt for the STMA Annual Conference! Taking place throughout the week, participants will be able to play, learn and earn points. Easily accessible by downloading the Scavify app and searching for our hunt: STMA Scavenger Hunt, players can complete the challenges by answering questions, taking photos or scanning QR Codes.

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