Village Council

Village Council Group PhotoMeetings

  • 7 PM
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
  • Village Hall
    510 Green Bay Road
    Second floor
    Winnetka, IL 60093

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Council MemberPositionPhoneTermEmail
Chris RintzPresident847-716-3541May 1, 2021Email Chris Rintz
Rob ApatoffTrustee847-716-3541May 1, 2022Email Rob Apatoff
Jack ColadarciTrustee708-267-1199May 1, 2021Email Jack Coladarci
Andrew CripeTrustee847-441-8055May 1, 2021Email Andrew Cripe
Bob DearbornTrustee847-446-2961May 1, 2021Email Bob Dearborn
Penny LanphierTrustee847-441-8995May 1, 2022Email Penny Lanphier
John SwierkTrustee847-446-6460May 1, 2022Email John Swierk

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Village Council Mission

The Athenian Oath, over 2,000 years old, is still a cornerstone that guides Winnetka’s public leaders, under a timeless code of civic responsibility. The Oath is prominently displayed on the north wall of the Village Hall Council Chambers as a reminder of the duties involved in governance. The quote below is the “Oath of Youths Coming of Age at Athens,” as quoted in Joannes Stobeaus’ Anthology:

“We will never bring disgrace to this our city, by any act of dishonesty or cowardice, nor ever desert our suffering comrades in the ranks; we will fight for the ideals and sacred things of the city, both alone and with many; we will revere and obey the city’s laws and do our best to incite a like respect in those above us who are prone to annul or set them at naught; we will strive unceasingly to quicken the public’s sense of civic duty; thus in all these ways we will transmit this city not only not less, but greater, and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”