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 one year

The Council shall consist of 13 members, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Village Board. At least five of said members shall have professional expertise in various facets of the duties of the Council by virtue of their training, employment and/or expertise. 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.

Representatives from Community Organizations

Lindsay Brubaker, Chair – Niles Park District
Janet Spector Bishop - East Maine School District 63
Michael Crisci – Niles Historical & Cultural Center
Edward Eubank - Maine East High School District 207 
Dr. John Kosirog - Niles Elementary School District 71 
Susan Lempke – Niles-Maine District Library 
Katie Schneider – Niles Chamber of Commerce & Industry 
Steven C. Vinezeano - Niles Memorial VFW Post 3579


Debi Gajewski 
Kathleen Gallegos
Cory Hance
Carol Luc
Mr. Kim Wasilewski  

Staff Liaison

Katie Schneider
(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.  2018 Meeting Schedule


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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