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    Grass elected 2016 GCSAA president
    Peter J. Grass, CGCS at Hilands GC in Billings, Mont., was elected GCSAA president at the association's annual meeting Feb. 11 in San Diego. Bill H. Maynard, CGCS at the CC of St. Albans in St. Louis, was elected vice president; and Darren J. Davis, CGCS and superintendent at Olde Florida GC in Naples, Fla., was elected secretary/treasurer. Elected as directors were Kevin P. Breen, CGCS, and Rafael Barajas, CGCS. John Walker was appointed by the board to a one-year term as director. Continuing to serve the second year of their two-year terms are John Fulling, CGCS, and Mark Jordan, CGCS. John O'Keefe, CGCS, will continue on the board as immediate past president.

    Delegates approve revisions to Class A member standards
    GCSAA delegates voted Feb. 11 to revise Class A member standards at the Annual Meeting in San Diego. The vote also involved amendments to the bylaws, which included a new definition of Class A and renaming the Superintendent Member class to Class B.

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Court will hear WOTUS rule challenges
On Feb. 22, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision finding that the circuit court (and not the district court) is the proper venue for legal challenges to the WOTUS rule. This decision continues the nationwide stay of the WOTUS rule while legal challenges play out, providing relief to golf and numerous other industries otherwise impacted.

Call campaign: Help pass WOTUS disapproval resolution
On Jan. 13, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up S.J. Res. 22, the Senate-led Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution on the Clean Water Rule (WOTUS). This resolution needs a simple majority to pass. We are asking you to contact your House member today and encourage him or her to vote "yes" on S.J. Res. 22.

GCSAA seeks Grassroots Ambassadors
GCSAA is taking its government relations efforts to the next level with GCSAA Grassroots Ambassadors. The goal is to match a member of GCSAA with each member of Congress, and to build strong relationships between them. The program will establish a network of committed volunteers to serve as the “go-to” people for lawmakers and their staff on golf course management issues.

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