The Maryland Turfgrass Council is a non-profit corporation governed by the Officers and Members of the Board of Directors. The Officers and Directors have one vote in all matters before the Council.
The officers include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person. All officers are elected from the general membership to two-year terms, except the Past President.
There are currently nine Directors who represent different facets of the Maryland Turfgrass Industry. The Directors are elected from the general membership to three-year, two-year and one-year terms.
The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Council, employed to maintain membership records, publish newsletters and assist Council activities.
There are currently six Advisers who are selected by the Board of Directors, and who serve as non-voting members of the Board. They include faculty of the University of Maryland, personnel of the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland Agriculture Commission.
For more information about the duties of MTC Officers and Board of Directors, see the Constitution and By-laws.
2018 MTC Board of Directors
Washington Nationals Baseball
Matt Coates graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010, where he studied Turfgrass Management. While attending Maryland, Matt interned at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD in 2009 and the Washington Nationals in 2010. Matt started his career with the Nationals in 2011 as Assistant Field Manger and currently has served as the Field Manager since 2014. Matt is also a current member of the Mid-Atlantic and National Sports Turf Managers Association.
Anne Arundel Co. Parks and Recreation
Amanda is the Horticulturist for Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. She has a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Landscape Architecture and a Master’s degree from Slippery Rock University in Environmental Science. Her goal is to support the organization and its continuing education for members of the industry.