Stormwater Commission


The purpose of the Stormwater Commission is to conduct a study of flooding issues within the Village of Niles, implement a Stormwater Management Ordinance, develop a Stormwater Relief Program, participate in the FEMA Community Rating System(CRS) and manage/mitigate the effects of stormwater drainage on property owners.

MEMBERS – Membership is that of a standing committee

  • Joe LoVerde, Chairman, Trustee
  • Steve Vinezeano, Village Manager
  • Fred Kudert, Resident
  • Fred Braun, Public Services Director
  • Thomas Powers, Village Engineer
  • Chuck Ostman, Community Development Director
  • Andrew Vitale, Sr. GIS Coordinator
  • Rich Wlodarski, Assistant Community Development Director
  • Robert Callero, Resident

Staff Liaison
Thomas Powers, Village Engineer
(847) 588-7920


Village Hall – 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714
Meeting scheduled at the call of the Chairperson.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes


The activity updates will be utilized by the Stormwater Commission to update the public on commission activities, stormwater progress, and stormwater issues.  You may view the January 26, 2018 Stormwater Management Plan Update and the following exhibits here: Exhibits 1-1 to 2-7 and Exhibits 3-1 to 3-18.

For historical purposes you may view the  September 22, 2009 Stormwater Commission Report or the May 11, 2012 Stormwater Relief Program.

Our Lady of Ransom Project Drawings: Basin Site Plan Exhibit - Basin Cross Section Exhibit
50 Year Flood Exhibit - 100 Year Flood Exhibit

CNT Initiative Helps America Become "Rain Ready"
In February, 2015, the Illinois Flood Risk Symposium was hosted by IAFSM and the ASFPM Foundation. The discussion on urban flooding issues was insightful and productive. A report, The Illinois Flood Risk Symposium, was produced to capture the discussion, points of general consensus and action items. Additionally the Breakout Notes are also attached.

The symposium report will be appearing in the Urban Flooding Awareness Act as an appendix and provides support to the recommendations for Illinois State legislation.


Stormwater Commission Page - News Releases 2013 thru 2018
Stormwater Commission Page - News Releases 2009 thru 2013
Stormwater Commission Archives
Residents Learn about Stormwater Project at Open House
Stormwater Update- 5/23
Stormwater Relief Program's Tier 1 Projects Move Forward with Groundbreaking
Grand Opening of the Stormwater Relief Program's Tier 1 Projects
Stormwater Grand Opening Celebration Brings Niles Together


Niles’ residents are able to obtain flood insurance for any property. The purchase of flood insurance is mandatory if using a federally regulated / insured bank for a loan. For more information on the NFIP go to:National Flood Insurance Program.


This project stems from a larger effort seeking to understand and provide solutions for managing stormwater at a small scale (i.e. individual properties and small groups of properties) in the Villages of Winnetka, Glenview, and Niles, Illinois. For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 847-588-7900.


The Village assembled engineering details to assist residents with localized drainage issues.  Those details are located in this stormwater toolbox document.

At the request of our residents, the Village also compiled a list of contractors and engineers interested in performing private drainage work within the Village.  The Village does not endorse any of the contractors on the list.  The list was compiled from a publicly advertised statement of interest request and from other sources.  If you are a vendor who wishes to be added to this list, please contact the engineering department at 847-588-7900.