Member Benefits

Annual Turf & Landscape Conference:
Our 6.25 3A and 3B credit bearing conference contains hours of relevant presentations and over 45 vendors. This is an excellent opportunity to network with members of our industry and connect with our loyal vendors.

Vendor and Dealer Network:
Our loyal corporate and small business members are here to support and provide CGKA membership discounts to help our Association. We are proud of the support we receive from our vendors, and we celebrate the partnerships we form.

Monthly Workshops and Networking Events:
Our monthly events provide educational and networking opportunities for our members and our industry. We aim to create opportunities to refine our skills, reinforce safety procedures, and educate our attendees for new way to be efficient and profitable. We welcome expert speakers to present to our group.

Monthly Digital Newsletters:
Information, bid opportunities, networking opportunities, and links to relevant industry resources are distributed by email on a regular basis.

CGKA Annual Holiday Dinner and Awards Program:
Our members are welcome to join the Board of Directors for dinner and the annual presentation of the Sal Cioffi award.

CGKA Summer BBQ:
A hardscape themed evening for our members where we provide presentations by hardscape manufactures to educate our membership on new ways to transform outdoor living spaces.

CTEC Association Membership:
The Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association contributes a portion of your membership dues to The Connecticut Environmental Council (CTEC) which represents our industry in legislative affairs in Hartford. CTEC is a coalition of professional associations, businesses and individuals which unites and informs its diverse membership on issues concerning the regulation and legislation of pesticides, integrated pest management, and water conservation.

UCONN Foundation:
A portion of your membership dues successfully maintains our endowment at UCONN. This foundation continues to provide scholarship opportunities for local students who are enrolled in Turf, Landscape, and Horticulture related courses.