Upcoming CAUCUS COUNCIL Meetings:
Executive Council Meeting:
Monday March 30th, Winnetka Community House @ 7pm
Monday April 6th Winnetka Community House @ 7pm
Minutes from 2014 Fall Townhall
2015 Spring Open Town Meeting
Be sure to mark your calendars for this informative event beginning at 7p.m. Wednesday, May 20th in the Little Theater at Washburne Middle School
This year, we have an exciting new format for the town meeting. We are asking Village leaders to give a brief 5-minute update on highlights and platform responses. We will then moderate a round table panel discussion. Included in this year's panelists:
Village President Gene Greable,
Winnetka District 36 School Board President Kendra Wallace,
Winnetka Park District Board President Brad McLane,
Winnetka-Northfield Library District Board President Laurie Petersen,
New Trier High School Board of Education member Mac Harris
Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Dason.
We will also be honoring the retiring board members, which this year are from the Village Council, School Dist. 36 and Park District
You won't want to miss this informative, community-wide conversation!
Below is a link to a survey asking you what topics you would like to hear about from your elected representatives. This will be open through the end of April and the suggestions will be used by the Caucus Council to draft questions to the Village Leaders.
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 www.winnetkacaucus.org.
The Winnetka Caucus Council, while maintaining a modest budget, operates exclusively from the generous donations of Winnetkaresidents – 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. Dan and Maureen Connolly, Jim and Beth Fritz, Scott Myers, Mark Rapponotti 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
To see the Individual comments from this survey click on the link
Further electronic surveys will be posted here later in the year.
Caucus Council Membership Rosters:
Recent Survey Results, Slated Candidates and Platforms
To review the survey and platforms please click on the respective link: