Stormwater Commission

The purpose of the Stormwater Commission is to conduct a study of flooding issues within the Village of Niles, implement a Stormwater Management Ordinance, develop a Stormwater Relief Program, participate in the FEMA Community Rating System(CRS) and manage/mitigate the effects of stormwater drainage on property owners.

MEMBERS – term of the appointment is for one year
  • Joe LoVerde, Chairman, Trustee
  • Steve Vinezeano, Village Manager
  • Fred Kudert, Resident
  • Mary Anderson, Public Services Director
  • Thomas Powers, Village Engineer
  • Chuck Ostman, Community Development Director
  • Andrew Vitale, Sr. GIS Coordinator
  • Rich Wlodarski, Assistant Community Development Director
  • Robert Callero, Resident
Staff Liaison
Thomas Powers, Village Engineer
(847) 588-7920

Village Hall – 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714
Meeting scheduled at the call of the Chairperson.

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

The activity updates will be utilized by the Stormwater Commission to update the public on commission activities, stormwater progress, and stormwater issues. View the September 22, 2009 - Stormwater Commission Report. View the May 11, 2012 - Stormwater Relief Program.

Our Lady of Ransom Project Drawings: Basin Site Plan Exhibit - Basin Cross Section Exhibit
50 Year Flood Exhibit - 100 Year Flood Exhibit

CNT Initiative Helps America Become "Rain Ready"

Stormwater Commission Page - News Releases 2009 thru 2013
Stormwater Commission Archives

In February, 2015, the Illinois Flood Risk Symposium was hosted by IAFSM and the ASFPM Foundation. The discussion on urban flooding issues was insightful and productive. A report, The Illinois Flood Risk Symposium, was produced to capture the discussion, points of general consensus and action items. Additionally the Breakout Notes are also attached.

The symposium report will be appearing in the Urban Flooding Awareness Act as an appendix and provides support to the recommendations for Illinois State legislation.


Residents Learn about Stormwater Project at Open House
Stormwater Update- 5/23
Stormwater Relief Program's Tier 1 Projects Move Forward with Groundbreaking
Grand Opening of the Stormwater Relief Program's Tier 1 Projects
Stormwater Grand Opening Celebration Brings Niles Together


This project stems from a larger effort seeking to understand and provide solutions for managing stormwater at a small scale (i.e. individual properties and small groups of properties) in the Villages of Winnetka, Glenview, and Niles, Illinois. For more information, click here.