The New England Sports Turf Managers Association’s (NESTMA’s) Awards Meeting and Lunch will be held during the New England Regional Turfgrass Conference (NERTC) in Providence, R.I., on March 8, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.

NESTMA will honor is Sports Turf Manager of the Year and Commercial Partner of the Year. The NESTMA Sports Turf Manager of the Year is Edward Olsen, parks and forestry superintendent, Town of Needham, Mass. The NESTMA Commercial Partner of the Year is Edward Downing, director of material sourcing and business acquisitions, Read Custom Soils.

NESTMA will also debut new Best Management Practices (BMPs) for New England – a copy of which will be distributed to members in attendance.

Advance registration is required and is complimentary for current NESTMA members. Reserve your spot by February 24, 2023. Register for the NESTMA awards lunch at

Please note you must be registered for the NERTF show to attend the lunch.