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 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.||August 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.|
|April 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.||October 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.|
|June 1 , 2021 at 11:00 a.m.||December 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.|
Meetings of the NIPSTA Board of Director are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Smith||Prospect Heights Fire Protection District|
|Vice President||Chief Frank Rodgers||Morton Grove Fire Department|
|Secretary||Chief Brian Lambel||Village of Wilmette|
|Treasurer||Andrew Lichterman||Village of Deerfield|
|Past President||Phil Kiraly||Village of Glencoe|
|Chairman, Facilities and Grounds Committee||PENDING|
|Chairman, Public Works Training Committee||PENDING||Village of Northbrook|
|Chairman, Fire/EMS Training Committee||Division Chief Tim Cassidy||Village of Mount Prospect|
|Chairman, Safety Committee||PENDING|
|Chairman, Finance and Administration Committee||Rob Sabo||Village of Highland Park|
|Chairman, Law Enforcement Training Committee||Deputy Chief Mike Weitzel||Village of Morton Grove|
|Chairman, Private Industry Training Committee||PENDING|
The NIPSTA Executive Committee meets monthly on the NIPSTA Campus on the following dates:
|January 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.||July 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.|
|February 2, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.||August 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.|
|March 2, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.||September 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.|
|April 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.||October 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.|
|May 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.||November 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.|
|June 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.||December 7, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.|
Meetings of the NIPSTA Executive Committee are open to all NIPSTA members and to the public.
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