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Caucus Council

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2016 Caucus Interest Form.

Caucus Calendar


2015 Sept- Dec WCC Calendar 

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

Upcoming CAUCUS COUNCIL Meetings:

First Organizational Meeting 2016

WCH Dec 9th 7pm WCH rm 111

Spring Meeting Minutes



2016 Winnetka Caucus Council
First Organizational meeting Dec 9th 2015 7pm WCH.
There are still a few vacancies on the 2016 WCC. If you are interested in joining please click on the link on the left of this page.

2015 Town Meeting
The annual town meeting was Monday Nov. 9th 7.30 pm at Skokie School.

The 3 Candidates for Village trustee were confirmed and are: 

Louise Holland, Penfield (Penny) Lanphier, and Christopher Rintz.

2015 Village candidates press release


 Here is a link to the slides that were presented at the meeting 2015 Town Hall slides

Here is a link to the Approved Platforms

The Annual Survey Questions and results can be found in the lower right panel of this page.

2015 Annual Survey
The 2015 Annual Survey.  It is now closed thank you to the 884 residents who completed it. We will post the results here in a few weeks and present them at the annual town meeting.



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, 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, Scott Myers, Philip Nielsen, Mike and Laurie Petersen, Mark Rapponotti, Jean Sampson and numerous anonymous donors.