The GCSAA Board of Directors, Government Relations Committee members and staff receive ongoing feedback on golf course management issues through communication with members, affiliated chapters (boards, executives, government relations liaisons), regional turfgrass and green industry coalitions, allied associations, industry partners, university scientists, advocacy consultants, and government agencies. Input and feedback is also gathered from the GCSAA Member Needs Assessment, as well as issue-specific member surveys.
Based on this feedback, the GCSAA Government Relations Committee annually develops a recommended Priority Issues Agenda. While staff actively monitors and takes action on many issues impacting golf course management, the Priority Issues Agenda outlines the legislative and regulatory “priorities” for GCSAA — those that are likely to require the greatest amount of association resources and staff time.
The recommended agenda is submitted to the GCSAA Board of Directors for approval. Upon approval, the agenda is distributed to members through the GCSAA website and other association communication vehicles.