Upcoming 2017 WCC Executive Committee Meetings

Thursday, May 11

Thursday, June 15

Thursday, July 20

at 7:30 P.M.

WCH Conference Room 


Caucus Calendar 

2017 WCC Calendar 

Join the 2017 

Caucus Council

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2017 Caucus Interest Form.

2017 WCC Annual Survey


Survey opens: Monday, Sept 18th 

Survey closes: Sunday, October 1st, Midnight


 ONLY two entries per household/valid Unique Survey Code will be accepted for tabulation. 


2017 Village Trustee
Candidate Nominations

Seeking Candidates for Village Trustee

The Winnetka Caucus Council (WCC) is actively seeking candidates for three (3) positions at the Winnetka Village Council, 2018 to 2020 term.

Title: Village Trustee

Governing Body: Village Council

Election Date:  April 3, 2018

Term: May 01, 2018 to April 30, 2020


The Village Council serves as the legislative body of the Village, incorporating input from Village citizens into its decisions.  The Trustee shall be responsible for duties listed in the Winnetka Village Code including but not limited to advising and consenting on appointments of Village officers and agents, supervising village operations, finances, taxes, and reviewing applications for business licenses, and zoning. This is a part time to full time commitment and without compensation (volunteer). Previous experience with Winnetka public service is a qualification that many successful candidates in the past have shared.  Candidates should be knowledgeable about the public policy issues facing the Village, and should be prepared to discuss how they would approach policy making, problem solving, and their role and responsibilities as representatives of the community.

WCC Candidate Slating process

  1. Interest Form – submit by August 4th, 2017 (on behalf of yourself or anyone whom you would like to suggest)
  2. Anyone identified in an interest form may receive a call from a Candidates Committee member to discuss the potential applicant's interest in applying
  3. Application with written responses – submit by August 14, 2017 to considered for an interview
  4. In person interview
  5. Reference and background check

If you are interested in applying, or would like to recommend someone, please click on the link below with the best contact (email and phone) information.


2017 Village Trustee Interest Form

 WCC Slating Process

Each year, WCC slates qualified candidates for any open positions on the four Village boards by carefully reviewing each of the applicant’s written responses to the application, in person interview, references and background check. The approved slate of candidates is then presented to the full caucus for final approval at the Annual Town Meeting in the fall.  WCC then supports the slated candidates in the upcoming election.

Thank you for your support of the Winnetka Caucus Council and this important nomination process.  Please feel free to contact the Village Candidates Committee chair with any questions.

Jack Snyder, Village Candidates Committee Chair





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2015 marked the 100-year anniversary

The Winnetka Caucus

What is The Winnetka Caucus?

The Winnetka Caucus system, a non-partisan democratic system, was founded in 1915, to gather and apply resident input to the Village, Parks, Schools, and Library districts. All voting-age residents of theVillage of Winnetka are 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 Winnetka for 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 www.winnetkacaucus.org.


 The Winnetka Caucus Council operates exclusively from the generous donations of Winnetka residents – no tax dollars are spent!

Please consider making a gift of $100 or more to support this outstanding grassroots tradition that gives us all a voice in Village civic matters. To make an online donation, please visit our homepage and click the Donate button in the top left-hand corner.

Or, send your check to: Winnetka Caucus Council, PO Box 311, Winnetka, Il 60093.

 Thank you for your support!