Governance & Committees
NIPSTA Board of Directors
The NIPSTA Board of Directors serves as the governing body that makes all final policy decisions, sets goals and objectives and is responsible for the governance of the Academy. The NIPSTA Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of the Members.
The NIPSTA Board of Directors meets four times per year on the NIPSTA Campus on the following dates: Meetings
|February 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.|
|May 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.|
|September 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.|
|December 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.|
Meetings of the NIPSTA Board of Director are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public.
Chief Drew Smith, Prospect Heights Fire Protection District
The NIPSTA President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy and presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. The President also signs all resolutions and other policy statements adopted by the Board of Directors and executes contracts entered into by the Academy with other jurisdictions or private business enterprises.
The NIPSTA Vice President serves as presiding officer in the absence of the President and represents the Academy as directed by the President’s absence. The Vice President chairs the Training Council, which is comprised of the chairpersons of each NIPSTA training committee.
Chief Brian Lambel, Village of Mount Prospect
The NIPSTA Secretary is responsible for keeping all official records of the Academy and for taking minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors. The Secretary is the custodian of the Corporate Seal and attests the signature of corporate officials as required on necessary legal documents.
Andrew Lichterman, Village of Deerfield
The NIPSTA Treasurer is responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the Academy, including for all revenues and expenditures, preparation of the annual budget and authorization of all warrants for payment of all goods and services acquired by the Agency. The Treasurer also causes an annual audit to be completed by an independent certified public accountant.
The NIPSTA Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the Academy’s day-to-day operations, which are under the control of an appointed Executive Director. The Executive Committee ensures the implementation of all policies established by the Board of Directors.
Current members of the NIPSTA Executive Committee:
|President||Chief Drew Smith||Prospect Heights Fire Protection District|
|Secretary||Chief Brian Lambel||Village of Wilmette|
|Treasurer||Andrew Lichterman||Village of Deerfield|
|Past President||Phil Kiraly||Village of Glencoe|
|Chairman, Facilities and Grounds Committee||PENDING|
|Chairman, Public Works Training Committee||PENDING||Village of Northbrook|
|Chairman, Fire/EMS Training Committee||Division Chief Tim Cassidy||Village of Mount Prospect|
|Chairman, Safety Committee||PENDING|
|Chairman, Finance and Administration Committee||PENDING|
|Chairman, Law Enforcement Training Committee||Deputy Chief Mike Weitzel||Village of Morton Grove|
|Chairman, Private Industry Training Committee||PENDING|
The NIPSTA Executive Committee meets monthly on the NIPSTA Campus on the following dates:
|January 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.||July 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.|
|February 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.||August 24, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.|
|March 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.||September 28 at 12:00 p.m.|
|April 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.||October 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.|
|May 25, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.||November 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.|
|June 22, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.||December28, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.|
Meetings of the NIPSTA Executive Committee are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public.
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