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Caucus Council

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2015 Caucus Interest Form.

Caucus Calendar


2015 WCC Calendar 

Our calendar will be updated throughout the year as additional meetings and communications are planned.

Upcoming CAUCUS COUNCIL Meetings:

Executive Council Meeting:

Monday June 15th, Winnetka Community House @ 7pm

WCC Meeting

Minutes From Spring meeting will be posted here after

approval by EC in June




Stormwater Survey

At its April 28th special meeting the Village Council heard the presentation of its stormwater tunnel engineering firm, asked questions and took public questions and comment.  The Council did not take any action.  The Council continued its discussion at the May 12th study session and has asked for public input.

Here are the final results of the survey

2015 May Stormwater Summary Final

and the individual comments

2015 May Stormwater Individual comments


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The meeting was well attended and the new format well received.  A link to the minutes will be posted in June.

2015 May Slides from the Spring Meeting

Thank you to all of the Panelists and everyone who attended the meeting.  Please make sure you fill out your annual survey in September and attend the Fall meeting in November.

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2015 marks the 100-year anniversary
of a unique form of non-partisan democracy known as

The Winnetka Caucus

What is The Winnetka Caucus?

The Winnetka Caucus system was founded in 1915, to gather and apply resident input to the Village, Parks, Schools, and Library districts. All voting-age residents of theVillageofWinnetkaare members of the Caucus.

What is the Winnetka Caucus Council?

The Winnetka Caucus Council (WCC) is the representative body of the Winnetka Caucus, comprised of volunteers from our community.

It is the primary conduit for all residents to express their opinions through brief surveys on pending Village policy decisions, and a broad annual survey on important Village issues.

Survey results and public comments are reported to the local governing Boards – Village Council, Parks, Schools, Library, and New Trier High School.

How does the Winnetka Caucus Council interface with the Winnetka Caucus?

The WCC hosts two annual town meetings. At the Spring Open Meeting, local Board Presidents report on current issues and progress with Caucus Platform implementation. At the Annual Town Meeting, candidates for local office are vetted and slated for election, and survey platforms are discussed and approved.

Who Serves on the Winnetka Caucus Council?

The WCC is comprised of up to 68 volunteer Members from our community. Each Member serves a term of up to 3 years in duration. Any voting-age resident who has lived in Winnetkafor over 1 year, or lives within the Winnetka Park District or Winnetka-Northfield Library District, is eligible to serve. Terms are staggered in order to continually bring in fresh ideas and talents, while retaining a degree of continuity. If you wish to serve on the WCC, please let us know by visiting our website at


 The Winnetka Caucus Council, while maintaining a modest budget, operates exclusively from the generous donations of Winnetka residents – no tax dollars are spent!

To honor the 100-Year Anniversary, we are asking residents to consider a gift of $100 (or any amount) to support this outstanding grassroots tradition that gives us all a voice in Village civic matters. To make an online donation, please go to our website homepage and click the Donate button in the bottom left hand corner.

Or, send your check to: Winnetka Caucus Council,PO Box 311,Winnetka,Il60093.

 Thank you for your support!

The 2015 Winnetka Caucus Council would like thank the following for their generous donations. Ben Armstrong, Lyle Banks. Elizabeth Cocciarelli, Jerry Conner, Dan and Maureen Connolly, Chuck and Jane Dowding, Jim and Beth Fritz, Steve and Joanne Hudson, Scott Myers, Philip Nielsen, Mike and Laurie Petersen, Mark Rapponotti, Jean Sampson and numerous anonymous donors.



2015 Winnetka Caucus Council Electronic Surveys

The Winnetka Caucus Council (WCC) is celebrating 100 years of service in finding candidates for our local governing boards and in conveying your thoughts and concerns to those local boards.  We want to hear from you! 

Last year the WCC piloted an electronic survey.  The first survey asked about proposed Village Commercial Zoning changes  There were almost 500 responses, thank you to everyone who participated. Please click on the link to see the summary results 

Final Electronic Zoning Survey Results  

To see the Individual comments from this survey click on the link

 Village Comments from Zoning Survey.

Further electronic surveys will be posted here later in the year.

If you have suggestions for survey questions please click on the following link: Survey Suggestions