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It’s Rewarding...AND Critical to STMA’s Viability

Leadership is the single most important element in building, sustaining and innovating an association. Become a part of the core 13-member Board of Directors who have that responsibility for STMA. Board service is also personally satisfying. Just ask recent board member David Pinsonneault, who served on the STMA Board for 10 years.

Do you Know this Stadium?

The Historical Committee needs your help to identify the stadium in the accompanying photo. If you know anything about it, please contact

Stars and Stripes Winner Is…

In its first year, the Stars and Stripes contest received more than 20 entries via social media. The contest gave STMA members the chance to show off their patriotic-themed field designs in honor Independence Day.

1st Facility Achieves Environmental Facility Certification

STMA announces that the Red Bull Training Facility in East Hanover, NJ, is the first facility to receive Certification for Environmentally Responsible Management. This is a new program that STMA has been developing for four years and rolled it out to the membership in June.

Salaries > $7,000

The results are in! Median compensation for head Sports Turf Managers increased $7,000 since the previous Compensation and Benefits Study of 2012.

Top-Rated Keynote Speaker Selected

The STMA Conference Education Committee has selected Laura Katen to be the keynote speaker during this year's Annual
Meeting, Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Seminar on Wheels Stops Set

STMA's popular tours during the annual conference to sports specific sites around Central Florida are set. Mark on your calendar for Tues., Jan. 24, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for the full day tour, and Fri., Jan. 27, 1:15 - 4 p.m.

How Effective is Your Communication with Employees?

Very often as managers we give instruction to employees only to have the message misinterpreted, which can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, and conflicts. Employees significantly influence the outcome of any work project. Choosing the right words, actively listening, and getting the message across are skills we all need to improve.

Featured Speakers of the Month

Each month two speakers presenting at the 2017 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!

Sponsorships Available for 2017 Conference

STMA will be holding its 2017 annual conference at Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Jan. 24-27. Exhibitor booths are filling up fast and so are sponsorship opportunities! Sponsorship is a great way to get your company's brand front and center for all attendees to see.

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