"The aim of this Caucus is to bring together a representative body of citizens, fairly harmonious with respect to policies in order that a ticket of fit candidates, standing for those policies, may be presented to the voters."

1925 Caucus Council Platform

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Winnetka Caucus Council

PO Box 311 

Winnetka, IL 60093

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WHO WE ARE

All voting-age residents of the Village of Winnetka, the Winnetka Parks District, the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District and the Winnetka D36 School District are members of the Winnetka Caucus.

 

The Winnetka Caucus Council (WCC) is a 68-member non-partisan group of volunteers who represent the Caucus and serve as a liaison between its residents and the four Boards that comprise Winnetka's government - Village Council, Parks, Schools and Library. Four residents from each of Winnetka's 16 districts, and up to four at-large members serve on the Council for up to three consecutive years. 

Each Caucus Council member serves on one Major Committee (Village Candidates, Village Platforms, Schools, Parks, Library) and one Standing Committee (Finance & Fundraising, Communications, Rules, New Trier Nominators in even years).

More information about how the Winnetka Caucus works can be found on our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

 

WINNETKA'S VOICE 

 

SINCE 1915

OUR HISTORY

In 1915, a group of leaders "grieving over the nonsense of municipal elections in which, except for personalities, there were no real issues", organized what today is the Caucus Council.  It's been over a century since Winnetka officially adopted the Caucus form of non-partisan self-government where everyone who has a vote has a voice. 

2015 marked the 100 year anniversary of Winnetka Caucus Council.

 

 

Learn more about  the fascinating history and famous families of the Winnetka at the Winnetka Historical Society website.

Read about the state of the Caucus system on the North Shore in 1976 in an article by Clarice Stetter, then editor for the Illinois Voter and the Suburban Tribune.

OUR TEAM

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIR - Kate Casale MacNally

Kate has been a Winnetka resident since 2017. She is a commercial real estate attorney on extended family leave to raise her two daughters.

VICE CHAIR - David Seaman

David first moved to Winnetka in 2002. He has 30 years of experience in the institutional fixed income financial markets. David and his wife Cathy have two high school children.

TREASURER - Andrew Cittadine

Andrew and his family moved to Winnetka three years ago.  He has two boys in Winnetka public schools and leads a medical imaging technology company.

 

SECRETARY - TBD

MAJOR COMMITTEES

VILLAGE - Max Weigandt

Max and his family moved to Winnetka 3 years ago.  He has 2 children in the Winnetka Public Schools.  Max works for a large asset management company.

  

SCHOOLS - Megan Riley

Megan and her husband have lived in Winnetka since 2013. They have four daughters who attend Skokie, Crow Island and Hubbard Woods. Megan is a graduate of New Trier and attended Villanova University for undergrad. She has her Master's in Education from Depaul University. Megan is currently a Talent Success Manager at The Mom Project, a digital marketplace connecting corporations with diverse and experienced women returning to work. She is actively involved in the Crow Island PTO, spending the last two years on the Executive Board and is also a member of the D36 Kindergarten Committee, helping to ensure success in the extended day program. Megan and her husband Connor have four daughters in D36 schools. 

PARKS - Regan Murphy

Regan originally lived in Winnetka in 1992-1998, and recently moved back in 2017 to raise her family.   It’s great to take her son (5.5), daughter (2.5), and husband around to many of the places she loved growing up - including our parks.  She works full-time in downtown Chicago for a growth-staged healthcare company and is excited to give back to our community by helping the Caucus.  

LIBRARY - Elijah Wilde

Elijah and his family have been Winnetka residents since 2016.  His twin boys attend Crow Island School, and for the past 20 years he has been the president of a large staffing organization. 

standing committeeS

The Standing Committees include the Fundraising, Rules, Communications and New Trier Township High School Caucus Nominators Committee (in even numbered years).  The Standing Committees handle the day to day operations of the WCC.

 

COMMUNICATIONS - David Seaman

David first moved to Winnetka in 2002. He has 30 years of experience in the institutional fixed income financial markets. David and his wife Cathy have two high school children.

 

RULES - Wally Greenough

Wally Greenough has lived in Winnetka for 29 years.  He is a senior partner at Schiff Hardin LLP and a member of the Winnetka Zoning Board of Appeals.

FINANCE AND FUNDRAISING - Andrew Cittadine

Andrew and his family moved to Winnetka three years ago.  He has two boys in Winnetka public schools and leads a medical imaging technology company.

NEW TRIER NOMINATORS - Not Active in 2019

RESOURCES

BYLAWS

Please review the Policies and Procedures of the Winnetka Caucus Council (Revised 11/2019)

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WCC VOLUNTEER ROSTER

Here is a  list of current members and their committee assignment

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DISTRICT MAP

Please check out Winnetka's Distrip map to see in which Caucus district you belong.

 

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