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




Executive Council Meeting

October 3



November 16

Skokie School Auditorium





2016 Caucus
Village Council President Candidates
Interviewees List
Published September 7, 2016

Thomas D. Eilers
Cherry St
Christopher Rintz
Spruce St

2016 Caucus
Village Council Trustee Candidates
Interviewees List
Published August 15, 2016

Tim Cawley
Blackthorn Rd
Andrew B. Cripe
Maple St
Robert Dearborn
Arbor Vitae Rd
Debbie Guillod
Forest Glen Dr N
Scott Myers
Church Rd
2016 Caucus
Winnetka-Northfield Library Board
Interviewees List

Updated 9/26/16

Kitty Bliss
Apple Tree Rd
Rachel Rowland
Winnetka Mews
JP Ruiz-Funes
Locust Street

Rebecca Gill Anwar
Tower Road
Sheila Duran
Forest Street
Arielle R. Matlin
Happ Road, Northfield
Karen Templeton
Willow Road
Margot A. Wallace
Green Bay Road
Clarke Devereux
Forest Glen Drive West
Kathleen Reichert
Westmoor Road

Suzie Shoup
Thornwood Lane, Northfield

2016 Caucus
Winnetka Parks Board
Interviewees List
Published September 6, 2016

Teresa Claybrook
Oak Street
Chris Crone
Sunset Road
Blake Hannafan
Birch Street
Warren James
Cherry Street
Tracey Keenan
Ash Street
Eric Lussen
Ash Street
Newton Marshall
Lincoln Avenue

2016 Caucus
Winnetka School Board
Interviewees List

Scott Conine
Orchard Lane

Steven Cirulis
Pine Street

Marcos Gelfi
Cedar Street

Nat Roberts
Walden Road

Marcia Sutter
Berkeley Avenue

Linnette Wolfberg
Sheridan Road

Ted Wynnychenko
Oak Street

Charles Young
Oak Street


Thank you to the Winnetka Residents who volunteered to serve on the New Trier Nominators committee for the Winnetka Caucus.  They will spend the next 6 weeks interviewing and choosing candidates for the New Trier School Board along with the other NT nominating representatives from the communities of Glencoe, portions of Glenview, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Wilmette.


This year’s representatives from Winnetka are:

Angelique Burbach, Rosewood

Jane Dowding, Elm

Harry Grace, Asbury

Paul Lively, Lincoln

Christopher Murray, Elm

Stuart Schuldt, Sunset




2015 marked 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, Henry and Elizabeth Baby, Lyle Banks. Elizabeth Cocciarelli, Jerry Conner, Dan and Maureen Connolly, Chuck and Jane Dowding, Tom and Mary Flocco, Jim and Beth Fritz, Steve and Joanne Hudson, Nancy and Jim Marcus, David and Kim Mulligan, Scott Myers, Philip Nielsen, Mike and Laurie Petersen, Mark Rapponotti, Jean Sampson and numerous anonymous donors.