Message from the President - Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection District

Letter From President Nick Kosiara - January, 2018

I want to wish a Happy New Year to everyone in the Northern Illinois Alliance family. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and are ready to face 2018 with enthusiasm and optimism.

Speaking of enthusiasm and optimism, I am especially excited about our upcoming annual educational conference which will be held January 25th – 27th at Oakbrook Hills Resort and Conference Center. Due to the creative and unceasing efforts of the Conference Committee we have been able to make every conference even better than the one before. And, coupled with your feedback and recommendations, this has been happening consistently for 25 years.

Yes, as hard as it is to believe, this is our 25th annual conference! Once again, there is a very complete menu of offerings for Trustees, Chief Officers, Administrative Staff, Commissioners and Pension Board Trustees. And, as in previous years, Pension Trustees can satisfy their full 16 hour annual training requirement in a single weekend.

Plus, to help celebrate our 25th anniversary conference we will be drawing the name of one attendee in the final general session of each day. The winner will be awarded a full 2019 conference registration for their district. That’s all 3 days of sessions with hotel accommodations for 3 nights and Sunday breakfast which this year would be a $585 value.

I’m really looking forward to seeing all of you in a couple of weeks and throughout 2018 as we continue working together to educate, enable and empower our Northern Illinois fire service leaders.

Nick Kosiara


Letter from President Bill Hoffmeister - July, 2017

At the July 29, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting I announced my immediate resignation as President of the NIAFPD.

Nicholas Kosiara was appointed to fill position as President; and Bonnie Bayser was appointed to fill the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the NIAFPD Board.

I  was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005 and  in 2012 the Board of Directors appointed me as President. It has been a honor to represent the NIAFPD I am confident that Nicholas Kosiara will continue to grow the NIAFPD. 

My reason for  decided it was time to step down was in order to spend more time with my family. I has a son in Arizona and a daughter in Wisconsin.

I look forward to seeing everyone at upcoming NIAFPD events.

Bill Hoffmeister
Immediate President, Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection Districts