Public Arts and Culture Advisory Council


The purpose of the Public Arts and Culture Advisory Council is to assist, inform and advise the Village Board of Trustees on matters pertaining to the arts, culture and special events in the Village of Niles. This Council is established to assist the Village in furthering the arts, culture and special events and the annual allocation of budgeted funds.

MEMBERS – term of the appointment is for one year

The Council shall consist of 13 members, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Village Board. At least six of said members shall have professional expertise in the various facets of the duties of the Council, by virtue of their training and/or employment. Said areas of expertise may include, but are not necessarily limited to, business, nonprofit management, arts, social or artistic events, Village heritage, diversity, and culture. The President shall appoint one of the individuals as the chairperson and may appoint no more than one employee of the Village.

Representatives from Community Organizations

Lindsay Brubaker – Niles Park District
Michael Crisci – Niles Historical Society
Dr. John Kosirog - School District 71 
Susan Lempke – Niles Public Library
Rossana Macejak – Niles Sister Cities
Katie Schneider – Niles Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Janet Spector Bishop – East Maine School District 63
Steven C. Vinezeano - Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)


Mary Dowd Demas
Debi Gajewski 
Cory Hance
Carol Luc  
Ericka Stoor-Burning

Staff Liaison

Cathy Spadoni
(847) 588-8005


Regular meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at the Niles Administration Building, 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles 60714.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. All agendas are posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Minutes are available following approval.
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