GCSAA's public policy services

Compliance counseling

Are you in compliance with the laws and regulations that affect your job and the golf course? GCSAA members can contact the public policy staff for free compliance counseling, information and resources on the following laws and regulations that affect your job and the golf course:

  • Employee training
  • Hazard communication
  • Chemical use and storage
  • Environmental protection
  • Workplace safety
  • Wetlands protection and conservation
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Child labor laws
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fuel storage tanks
  • And many more

Advocacy training

GCSAA public policy staff monitor, report and take action on government issues at the local, state and federal levels and keeps members informed about government activity through numerous GCSAA outlets and by direct contact with GCSAA chapters, state turfgrass associations and allied organizations.

Public policy staff can:

  • Keep you informed about government issues and activities that affect your job
  • Help you advocate your position to lawmakers through letters, phone calls and personal visits
  • Provide you with position papers, research and newsletter and magazine articles to help you educate lawmakers on golf course issues
  • Help you facilitate the building of issue coalitions
  • Identify your local, state and national lawmakers and help you build relationships with those individuals
  • Advise your chapter on lobbying strategies, including using the media and hiring a contract lobbyist
  • Conduct customized advocacy training for your chapter members


For more information regarding GCSAA's Information and Public Policy program, contact:

  • Chava McKeel, associate director of government relations, 800-472-7878, ext. 3619