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: Meetings

February 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
August 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
April 7, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
October 6, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
June 2, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
December 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Meetings of the NIPSTA Board of Director are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public. 

Officers

President

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.

Vice President

Chief Frank Rodgers, Morton Grove Fire Department

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. 

Secretary

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. 

Treasurer

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. 

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 Drew SmithProspect Heights Fire Protection District
Vice President
Chief Frank RodgersMorton Grove Fire Department
Secretary
Chief Chief Brian LambelVillage of Mount Prospect
Treasurer
Andrew LichtermanVillage of Deerfield
Past President
Phil KiralyVillage of Glencoe
Chairman, Facilities and Grounds CommitteePENDING
Chairman, Public Works Training CommitteePENDINGVillage of Northbrook
Chairman, Fire/EMS Training CommitteeDivision Chief Tim CassidyVillage of Mount Prospect
Chairman, Safety CommitteePENDING
Chairman, Finance and Administration CommitteePENDING
Member-At-LargePENDING
Chairman, Law Enforcement Training CommitteeDeputy Chief Mike WeitzelVillage of Morton Grove
Chairman, Private Industry Training CommitteePENDING


The NIPSTA Executive Committee meets monthly on the NIPSTA Campus on the following dates: 

January 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
July 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
February 4, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
August 4, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
March 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
September 1, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
April 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
October 6, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
May 5, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
November 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
June 2, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
December 1, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

Meetings of the NIPSTA Executive Committee are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public. 

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Standing Committees

Finance & Administration Committee

Committee Chair: PENDING

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 guideline. The Committee meeting schedule is available upon request. 

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: Deputy Chief Michael Weitzel, Village of Morton Grove

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. 

Private Industry Training Committee

Committee Chair: PENDING

The Committee is responsible for identifying, researching and making recommendations associated to or from local governments to or from the private sector to develop mutually beneficial training programs and activities. The Committee meeting schedule is available upon request. 

Facilities & Grounds Committee

Committee Chair: PENDING

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.