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 bi-monthly on the NIPSTA Campus on the following dates:
|February 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.||August 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.|
|April 2, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.||October 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.|
|June 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.||December 3, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.|
Meetings of the NIPSTA Board of Directors are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public.
Phil Kiraly, Village of Glencoe
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.
Chief Drew Smith, Prospect Heights Fire Protection District
The NIPSTA Vice President serves as presiding officer in the absence of the President and represents the Academy as directed by the President or in the President’s absence. The Vice President also 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.
Steve Noble, Village of Northfield
The NIPSTA Treasurer is responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the Academy, including accounting 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 also ensures the implementation of all policies established by the Board of Directors.
Current members of the NIPSTA Executive Committee:
|President||Philip Kiraly||Village of Glencoe|
|Vice President||Chief Drew Smith||Prospect Heights Fire Protection District|
|Secretary||Chief Chief Brian Lambel||Village of Mount Prospect|
|Treasurer||Steve Noble||Village of Northfield|
|Past President||Diana Mikula||Village of Arlington Heights|
|Chairman, Facilities and Grounds Committee||Chief Frank Rogers||Village of Morton Grove|
|Chairman, Public Works Training Committee||Kelly Hamill||Village of Northbrook|
|Chairman, Fire/EMS Training Committee||Division Chief Tim Cassidy||Village of Northbrook|
|Chairman, Ad Hoc Safety Committee||Deputy Chief Mary Saikin||Village of Glencoe|
|Chairman, Finance and Administration Committee||Andrew Lichterman||Village of Deerfield|
|Member-At-Large||Tim Frenzer||Village of Wilmette|
|Chairman, Law Enforcement Training Committee||OPEN|
|Chairman, Private Industry Training Committee||OPEN|
The NIPSTA Executive Committee meets monthly on the NIPSTA Campus on the following dates:
|January 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.||July 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.|
|February 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.||August 6, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.|
|March 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.||September 3, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.|
|April 2, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.||October 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.|
|May 7, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.||November 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.|
|June 4, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.||December 3, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.|
Meetings of the NIPSTA Executive Committee are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public.
View archived Agendas.
Finance & Administration Committee
Committee Chair: Andrew Lichterman, Village of Deerfield
The Committee is responsible for establishing Academy accounting and budgeting policies and procedures. Committee members also oversee the preparation of the annual budget and the annual financial report, and establish all insurance limits, personnel policies, and procurement guidelines. The Committee meeting schedule is available upon request.
Fire/EMS Training Committee
Committee Chair: Division Chief Tim Cassidy, Village of Northbrook
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: OPEN
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, researching, and making recommendations related to water, sewer, streets, and other training needs for associated municipal services. The Committee meeting schedule is available upon request.
Private Industry Training Committee
Committee Chair: OPEN
The Committee is responsible for identifying, researching, and making recommendations associated with assistance to or from local governments to or from the private sector in order to develop mutually beneficial training programs and activities. The Committee meeting schedule is available upon request.
Facilities & Grounds Committee
Committee Chair: Chief Frank Rogers, Village of Morton Grove
The Committee is responsible for overseeing the management of all facilities, equipment, and grounds, including the development of plans and specifications for construction of the Academy. The Committee schedule is available upon request.