Village of Winnetka
Regular meetings of the Firefighters Pension Board (FPB) take place on the second Thursday of February, May, August, and November. All meetings are held at the Fire Department and start at 3:00 p.m.
Pursuant to Article 4 of the Illinois Pension Code, the Village of Winnetka is required to establish and administer a firefighters’ pension fund for the benefit of the Village’s firefighters, and of the firefighters’ surviving spouses, children and certain other dependents. The Firefighters’ Pension Board is a five-member board that is created by Section 4-121 of the Pension Code and is charged by law with controlling and managing the Firefighters’ Pension Fund. The Firefighters’ Pension Fund derives its funds primarily from property taxes and firefighter contributions.
The FPB consists of the following five members: two members appointed by the Village President; two active firefighters elected by their fellow active firefighters; and one retired firefighter elected by the participating retirees. Although not a member of the Firefighters’ Pension Board, the Village Treasurer continues to serve as the Board’s treasurer. The two appointed members are appointed so that their terms expire in alternate years. While there is no statutory residency requirement for the appointed members of the Firefighters’ Pension
Board, the practice has been for the appointed members to be residents of the Village. If there are no retired firefighters willing or available to serve on the Board, the active firefighters must then elect a third representative. The three elected members are elected by secret ballot at elections held on the third Monday in April. All five members hold office for a term of five years. For purposes of eligibility for both voting and candidacy, a firefighter who is receiving a disability pension is considered a retired firefighter.
The primary functions of the FPB are to:
Below is a list of the current members of the FPB, including their position, contact information, and terms:
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