Mission/Objectives

Mission Statement
 
The purpose of the Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association is to serve its members through unified representation on a state and national level and by advancing their professional growth.
 
Objectives
 
To accomplish that mission, VGCSA has established specific objectives:
 
  • Professional affiliation on state and national levels
  • Educational opportunities to advance professional growth
  • Industry research to improve turfgrass management
  • Advocacy on behalf of member and industry interests
  • Networking to promote exchange of ideas among members
  • Providing resources to promote member interaction
  • Scholarships and awards to recognize top turfgrass students and industry leaders
  • Public relations activities to support member communications and industry image
Programs
 
To achieve these objectives, the VGCSA currently engages in a number of programs:
  • Affiliation and liaison with GCSAA and local associations in Virginia
  • Educational programs at local association and statewide events
  • Endorsed trade show and annual conference for members
  • Funding of turfgrass research initiatives at Virginia universities
  • Industry survey on cultural practices and the superintendent’s profession
  • Monitoring proposed legislation affecting the industry and providing professional consultation to government committees
  • Periodic chapter and state meetings to promote networking opportunities, supported by electronic “chat” platform
  • Periodic local and state golf events to provide networking opportunities and fundraising for industry initiatives
  • Provision of member resources including member directory, newsletter and web site
  • Funding of student scholarships and awards program to recognize industry leaders
  • Communications programs to enhance the image of the industry and the profession