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 6, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
August 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
April 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
October 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
June 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
December 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Officers

President

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.

Vice President

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.

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

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.

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 also ensures the implementation of all policies established by the Board of Directors.

Current members of the NIPSTA Executive Committee:

President
Philip KiralyVillage of Glencoe
Vice President
Chief Drew SmithProspect Heights Fire Protection District
Secretary
Chief Chief Brian LambelVillage of Mount Prospect
Treasurer
Steve Noble
Village of Northfield
Past President
Diana MikulaVillage of Arlington Heights
Chairman, Facilities and Grounds CommitteeChief Frank RogersVillage of Morton Grove
Chairman, Public Works Training CommitteeKelly Hamill
Village of Northbrook
Chairman, Fire/EMS Training CommitteeDivision Chief Tim CassidyVillage of Northbrook
Chairman, Ad Hoc Safety CommitteeDeputy Chief Mary SaikinVillage of Glencoe
Chairman, Finance and Administration CommitteeAshley EnglemannVillage of Lincolnwood
Member-At-LargeTim FrenzerVillage of Wilmette
Chairman, Law Enforcement Training CommitteeOPEN
Chairman, Private Industry Training CommitteeOPEN


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

January 9, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
July 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
February 6, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
August 7, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
March 6, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
September 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
April 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
October 2, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
May 1, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
November 6, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
June 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
December 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

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

View archived Agendas.

Standing Committees

Finance & Administration Committee

Committee Chair: Ashley Englemann, Village of Lincolnwood

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.