Transparency

As a public agency, ILEAS endeavors to comply with all appropriate statutes and regulations.  The best way to ensure that compliance is transparency.  By utilizing the Illinois Policy Institute’s Transparency Project checklist as a guide, ILEAS is currently developing this web page to provide information to the public.

Contents

  1. Contact information
  2. Public Meetings
  3. Public Information
  4. Audits
  5. Budgets
  6. Expenditures
  7. Compensation
  8. Contracts
  9. Learning Management System (LMS)
  10. Lobbying
  11. Taxes

Contact information

Elected Officials

ILEAS is governed by a Board of chiefs, sheriffs elected by membership peers as well as appointed officials.  Please click the link above to read more about the ILEAS Governing Board along with each member’s title, agency, e-mail contact and phone number.

Senior Elected Official

The senior elected official is the President of the ILEAS Governing Board.  The ILEAS President is not elected by the membership at large, but by the Board itself and serves a two year term.  The senior elected official is Sheriff David Snyders, Sheriff of Stephenson County, Illinois.  Click here for his email and phone number. 

Administrators

ILEAS is a small agency and led by an Executive Director, Chief of Staff and six division managers:

James Page Executive Director
Larry Evans Chief of Staff
Jim Luecking Special Teams Manager
Janet Plotner Finance Manager
Mick McAvoy General Counsel
Mark Griffeth Facility Manager
Pete Smith North Illinois Planning Support Manager
Calvin Stearns South Illinois Planning Support Manager
Joe Galvin FirstNet Manager & Statewide Interoperability Coordinator

Click here for the email and telephone contact information for all ILEAS staff.

Senior Administrator

James Page is the Senior Administrator for ILEAS. Click here for his background information. Mr. Page can be emailed at jrpage@ileas.org and contacted by phone at 217-328-3800.

Public Meetings

ILEAS complies with the Open Meetings Act. Its Governing Board meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Calendar

The ILEAS Governing Board meets once a year at the ILEAS Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.  The Governing Board also generally meets bi-monthly on a schedule established by the Governing Board President.  For a current list of meeting dates, locations and times please click here.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

ILEAS Governing Board meetings are usually held on the 4th Thursday of the month it is scheduled.  ILEAS posts the meeting agenda no later than the Monday prior to the meeting.  For a list of upcoming and past agenda’s, issues documents and meeting minutes, please click here.  Minutes and agendas back to 2006 (for those available) can also be found at that link.

Public Information

Freedom of Information Act

ILEAS complies with the Freedom of Information Act in Illinois. The FOIA Officer is the ILEAS General Counsel, Mick McAvoy.  The address to submit FOIA requests is:

ILEAS
1701 E. Main St
Urbana, Illinois 61802
217-328-3800
mmcavoy@ileas.org

ILEAS has no official fee structure other than what is allowable by statute:

  • First 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies – no charge
  • Additional black and white, letter or legal sized copies – 15 cents per page
  • Color, other sizes – actual cost of copying

The response time is five business days.

Audits

PDFs of ILEAS most recent financial single agency audits are available for download from the main audits page.

Budgets

For specific questions about the budget, please contact the Finance Director, Janet Plotner at 217-328-3800 or at jlplotner@ileas.org. Please note that since ILEAS is a grant-funded organization, its budget is built around specific grants by year. ILEAS is a public agency but does not have the legal ability to tax in order to create an annual budget. Its budgeting process is generally more ad hoc than most public agencies as grants come and go on a routine basis and often NOT tied to ILEAS' fiscal year. Many of the grants extend past a single fiscal year and have a variety of start and stop dates. Additionally, ILEAS does not receive grants on a regular fiscal year schedule and often receives funds in the middle of a year – making the creation of an annual budget challenging. ILEAS also separates the budget into two parts - grant funds and non-grant funds (often referred to as the business account).  Given that, here are the most current full year budgets for ILEAS:

Expenditures

For specific questions about expenditures, please contact the Finance Director, Janet Plotner at 217-328-3800 or at jlplotner@ileas.org.

Compensation

Click here for a PDF of the current ILEAS Salary Schedule complete with each staff member and their salary.  Please note that some employees are “as needed” and not regular staff.  Prior to January 1, 2012, ILEAS had no employees and relied on contractors to complete the work.  There is an effort underway to compile all that data to provide a history of compensation for this page.

Please note, being that ILEAS is a grant funded agency and has no source of funding for retirement nor health insurance, ILEAS does not provide its employees the standard benefits package.  Employees are hired with the understanding that they are grant funded, have no benefits and may be laid off if the funding grant is not renewed or replaced.

Contracts

ILEAS does utilize contractors and vendors. This page is still under construction and the actual contracts are not available for posting at this time.  This is a list of contractors/vendors ILEAS currently engages:

  • Champaign County - Lease for ILEAS Training Center
  • Flushing Pheasant - Videography & Video Production
  • Illinois Century Network - Internet Service
  • Indilus - Database Software Programming
  • Louisiana State University - Shipping Support
  • Media Services - A/V Support
  • Millner and Associates - Lobbying
  • Motorola - StarCom21 Licensing
  • Northwest Central Dispatch - Primary Dispatching Services
  • City of Peoria - Secondary Dispatching Services
  • Interactyx TOPYX - Learning Management System (LMS)
  • JWCheney Consulting L.L.C. (Communications)

For more information, please contact Mick McAvoy at mmcavoy@ileas.org or at 217-328-3800 for questions.

 

Learning Management System (LMS)

ILEAS has entered into a contract with INTERACTYX Limited to purchase and manage an LMS program with the use of their product TOPYX.  ILEAS intends to utilize this system to provide a platform for all public safety agencies to access important training programs of common interest.  Once established, ILEAS will allow agency training managers to construct, post and control approved training courses that are of importance to their organizations.  With the creation of this site and access that extends beyond the immediate ILEAS staff, it is important to note:

The information contained on the ILEAS LMS website is for general information purposes only.  While ILEAS endeavors to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.  Any reliance on, or actions taken based on the information received from this LMS site is therefore strictly at your own risk.

For more information about the ILEAS Learning Management System, please contact Larry G. Evans at lgevans@ileas.org or 217-328-3800

 

Lobbying

ILEAS does employ a lobbyist.  Click here for a copy of the most recent lobbying contract with John Millner and Associates.  ILEAS does not pay fees to any other organization which lobbies. ILEAS is registered as a lobbying organization with the Illinois Secretary of State.  ILEAS did not start any formal lobbying efforts prior to 2013. NO Federal or State funds are used to lobby.

Taxes

ILEAS does not have the authority to levy taxes.  ILEAS collects annual membership assessments from its members at the rate shown here:

$60: 1-10 Officers (or no full-time officers, part-time only.)
$120: 11-40 Officers
$240: 41-80 Officers
$360: 81-119 Officers
$480: 120+ Officers

Member agencies have the option to request an annual assessment waiver from the Governing Board.  ILEAS primarily funded through Federal grants such as the State Homeland Security Grant Program and the State and Local Implementation Grant Program.  These grants are provided to ILEAS from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. For more on those funding sources, see the BUDGET section above.