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Three more states fill Grassroots Ambassador positions

by Government Affairs Team | Nov 04, 2019

GCSAA commends Kansas, Massachusetts and Rhode Island for pairing each member of their Congressional delegation with a Grassroots Ambassador. These states join 16 others in completely filling their Grassroots Ambassador positions, bringing the total Ambassador count to 373 out of 535. 

The goal of the Grassroots Ambassador Program is to pair a GCSAA member with every Member of Congress in order to build a proactive relationship. Filling the Grassroots Ambassador positions of every state helps GCSAA expand our advocacy network and share the stories of golf course management professionals directly with legislators.

GCSAA would like to recognize the following ambassadors:


Adam Breitendfeldt
Matthew Gouraly, CGCS
Chip Halderman
Bill Irving
Curtis Schriever
Jeff White, CGCS


Thomas Brodeur
Ryan Chase
James Conant, CGCS
Ryan Emerich
Russell Heller, CGCS
John Kelly Jr.
Adam Moore
Peter Rappoccio, CGCS
Eric Richardson
Jake Silva
Patrick Van Vleck

Rhode Island

Dean Chase
Daniel McDermott
Patrick Meehan
Michael Whitehead, CGCS

GCSAA needs your help to fill the remaining 164 Grassroots Ambassador spots. Review the latest Grassroots Ambassador state breakdown as of Nov. 5.

If you would like to become a Grassroots Ambassador or help recruit for the program, contact Michael Lee, manager, government affairs, at 800-472-7878, ext. 3612. Anyone who helps fill the ambassador spots of an entire state wins a $50 gift card to a business of their choice.