International Affiliates Organization


In the summer of 2009, the STMA Board of Directors established an International Affiliate Organization status to recognize international groups of sports turf managers. This category was developed to formalize collaboration between STMA and international organizations and will allow this relationship to operate in the spirit of an STMA chapter, but without the legal complexities of affiliating with STMA. Thus, STMA has created International Affiliate Organizations for groups that reside in countries outside of the U.S. and its territories.

STMA is pleased to welcome the Sports Turf Canada (STC), the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), and the Associação Brasileira das Empresas e Profissionais de Gramados Esportivos (ABGE) as International Affiliate Organizations.


To be recognized as an STMA International Affiliate Organization, the group:

  • must be recognized as a business entity in their country and provide proof to STMA annually;
  • develop bylaws or other governing documents; and
  • elect a Board of Directors.


STMA does not charge fees for this recognition, will share information and resources, list the organization on our website, provide one membership to the President of each international affiliate organization, and offers conference registration and education and training resources at STMA member rates, including pursuit of the Certified Sports Field Manager program and registration to our annual and regional conferences.

STMA Chapter Sponsors

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