GCSAA committees/task groups

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This directory provides a list of the individuals currently serving on GCSAA committees or task groups, as well as contact information for the committee/task group chairmen, so you may contact them with any questions or suggestions you might have.

The Assistant Superintendent Task Group provides perspective and strategic input on assistant superintendent programs and services.

The Best Management Practices (BMP) Grants Task Group will review applications requesting funding for BMP based program development, validation, marketing or similar projects that are submitted in accordance with grant guidelines. The task group will recommend applications for funding to the board of directors.

The Best Management Practices (BMP) Resources Task Group is an ad hoc task group that will review the BMP Planning Guide and Template as well as the other BMP written planning guides; IPM, Drought, Water Management and Nutrient. This includes both print and online versions.

The Certification Committee is responsible for oversight and monitoring of the CGCS designation. The committee provides feedback on appeals, testing materials and program structure.

This task group reviews submissions and approves monies for Chapter Outreach Grants that further the promotion of the profession at the state and chapter level.

The conference education task group is responsible for planning the annual conference education program; moderating conference sessions; and recommending topics, resources, experts and faculty for new conference educational programs.

Engage diverse perspectives of employer/facility types in discussions and activities focused on identifying/communicating the value of GCSAA, with emphasis on those areas that strengthen the role of the superintendent on the success of the facility.

The Environmental Awards and Education Task Group will provide perspective, insight and recommendations to the GSCAA staff and board regarding existing and future GCSAA/EIFG environmental awards, award programs, and education topics (environmental session).

The Equipment Manager Task Group provides strategic input and guidance on golf course equipment manager programs and services.

The GCM Editorial Board Task Group serves as judges for the annual Leo Feser Award. The task group also serves in advisory role for magazine staff to provide input on current and future editorial content, design and delivery methods (print, digital, social media, etc.).

The Government Affairs Committee provides strategic input and guidance on public policy issues and lobbying and grassroots efforts in the areas of advocacy and compliance. Making sure that golf facilities are able to remain a viable business by complying with all local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensuring golf’s voice is heard in all policymaking arenas advancing the profession.

Provide guidance, perspective and recommendations regarding GCSAA’s international initiatives in order to help support achievement of its vision as the global leader in golf course management.

Consideration may be made in the areas of educational needs, collaborative partnerships that may result in revenue generating opportunities, or outreach to current and potential members to help expand/enhance the GCSAA brand globally.

The Melrose Leadership Academy Task Group shall review the applications and provide scores based on answers submitted by the superintendents. This program ties directly to the mission by advancing the profession of these superintendents.

To review and act upon all petitions in relationship to challenges to the policies outlined in the GCSAA Bylaws and GCSAA Standing Rules of Membership relative to the classification of membership.

Members seated if required.

Identify and present to the membership a nominee for president, one or more nominees for the office of vice president, two or more nominees for the office of secretary/treasurer, and at least one more nominee than the number of directors to be elected.

Solicit, review and rank university research project proposals. Provide funding and project recommendations to the GCSAA Board to make the final determination.

Engage a diverse representation of chapter executives, superintendents and management companies in discussions and activities that are focused on enhancing and growing the annual Rounds 4 Research fundraising auction administered by the Environmental Institute for Golf.

Through a judging process, the GCSAA Scholars Competition Task Group will score applications submitted by turfgrass students who meet the criteria. This competition recognizes and awards outstanding students in the field of golf course and turfgrass management. The work of the task group provides the means in which to award GCSAA student members, which will help in achieving their professional goals.

Review any proposed amendments to the Bylaws and submit to the members any amendments that the committee approves at least thirty (30) days in advance of the annual meeting. In addition, review all formal complaints of violations of the GCSAA Code of Ethics. The Standards and Bylaws Committee will only be seated if proposed amendments to the Bylaws are identified or if a Code of Ethics violation is received and the President determines that a possible violation has occurred.

Engage diverse perspectives of students, educators and superintendents in discussions and activities that are focused on developing professionals for a successful career in the golf industry.

Provide feedback and recommendations on GCSAA developed technologies that currently or will service the membership.

Provide perspective and recommendation that contribute to strategic, long-term planning and success of the GCSAA Golf Championships.