GCSAA establishes political action committee

GCSAAPAC will fully integrate the association’s advocacy efforts.

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The board of directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has approved the formation of a GCSAA Political Action Committee. GCSAAPAC will support members of Congress who support GCSAA’s Priority Issues Agenda.

Through personal and financial member investments, GCSAAPAC seeks to provide a direct means to petition the government for the long-term viability of golf facilities. GCSAAPAC is a critical tool to help the association realize its aspiration to be recognized as the global leader in golf course management.

“GCSAA has progressively increased our commitment to advocacy in recent years, including having a full-time staff member in Washington and creating our Grassroots Ambassador Program,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “GCSAAPAC is the next step in building relationships with members of congress, engaging more GCSAA members in the political process and increasing our visibility on Capitol Hill.”

Establishing GCSAAPAC will give GCSAA a greater ability to advance its own priority issues. GCSAA has filed all paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and is ready to receive donations. By law, GCSAAPAC can accept individual donation, but cannot accept corporate funds or donations from its affiliated chapters.

GCSAAPAC will be governed by a five-member board, which included the chairman and vice chairman of the GCSAA Government Affairs Committee and three at-large members. For more information about serving on the GCSAAPAC board or to learn more about the eligibility to donate, visit www.gcsaa.org/pac.