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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 7, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.|
|May 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.|
|September 12, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.|
|December 5, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.|
Meetings of the NIPSTA Board of Director are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public.
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.
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.
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 Lambel||Wilmette Fire Department|
|Secretary/Treasurer||Andrew Lichterman||Village of Wilmette|
|Past President||Chief Drew Smith||Prospect Heights Fire Protection District|
|Chairman, Public Works Training Committee||Kelly Hamil||Village of Northbrook|
|Chairman, Fire/EMS Training Committee||Division Chief Tim Cassidy||Village of Mount Prospect|
|Chairman, Safety Committee||Laura Ditanto||Village of Libertyville|
|Member-At-Large||Charles Meyer||Village of Lincolnwood|
|Chairman, Law Enforcement Training Committee||Deputy Chief Patrick Collins||Village of Wilmette|
The NIPSTA Executive Committee meets monthly on the NIPSTA Campus on the following dates:
|January 25, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.||July 26, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.|
|February 22, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.||August 23, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.|
|March 22, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.||September 27, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.|
|April 26, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.||October 25, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.|
|May 24, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.||November 22, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.|
|June 28, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.||December27, 2023 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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