Upcoming 2017 WCC Executive Committee Meetings

Thursday, Oct 19

Thursday, Nov 11

at 7:30 P.M. WCH Conference Room

Upcoming 2017 WCC Meetings and Events

Thursday, Nov 2 - Full Caucus Meeting at Winnetka Community House

Tuesday, Nov 14 - Fall Townhall Meeting - The Skokie School


Caucus Calendar 

2017 WCC Calendar 

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2017 Caucus Interest Form.

2017 WCC Candidate Selection Committee 
Village Trustee Interview List

Penny Lanphier
John Swierk
Craig Witty

Village Trustee Elections

Title: Village Trustee

Openings: 3 (three)

Governing Body: Winnetka 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). 

 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





 Winnetka Caucus Council represents your voice. Together we can impact our community in a positive way. Sign up here.


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!