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. 

Officers

President

Chief Brian Lambel, Wilmette Fire Department 

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.

Secretary/Treasurer

Andrew Lichterman, Village of Deerfield

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. 

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. 

Executive Committee

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 Brian LambelWilmette Fire Department
Secretary/TreasurerAndrew LichtermanVillage of Wilmette
Past President
Chief Drew SmithProspect Heights Fire Protection District
Chairman, Public Works Training CommitteeKelly HamilVillage of Northbrook
Chairman, Fire/EMS Training CommitteeDivision Chief Tim CassidyVillage of Mount Prospect
Chairman, Safety CommitteePENDING
Member-At-LargePENDING
Chairman, Law Enforcement Training CommitteePENDING


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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Standing Committees

Safety Committee 

Committee Chair: PENDING

The Committee is responsible for reviewing safety matters, safety initiatives, and safety projects or upgrades affecting the NIPSTA campus or its facilities and equipment. The Committee is also responsible for implementing proposed and new applicable safety related laws and regulations that relate to NIPSTA’s operations and training programs. The committee meeting schedule is available upon request.

Fire/EMS Training Committee 

Committee Chair: Division Chief Tim Cassidy, Village of Mount Prospect

The Committee is responsible for identifying, researching and making recommendations related to the management and operation of fire, EMS, E.S.D.A, special rescue, recovery and mitigation activities to meet regional and individual fire service training needs. The committee meeting schedule is available upon request.

Police/Law Enforcement Training Committee

Committee Chair: PENDING

The Committee is responsible for identifying, researching and making recommendations related to police functions, management, special operations, E.S.D.A, tactical needs and community-oriented policing to meet the training needs of police departments individually and collectively. The Committee meeting schedule is available upon request. 

Public Works Training Committee 

Committee Chair: Kelly Hamil, Village of Northbrook

The Committee is responsible for identifying, research and making recommendations related to water, sewer, streets and other training needs for associated municipal services. The Committee meeting schedule is available upon request.