Residents

Front Door of HomeThe Village of Winnetka is a full-service community-offering residents outstanding police, fire, public works, and administrative services. With a little over 12,000 residents and just 17 miles from the city of Chicago, Winnetka is uniquely nestled along the North Shore and Lake Michigan. Winnetka has long had a reputation for attractive residential neighborhoods, citizen involvement, local shops and educational excellence.

Winnetka operates under a Council-Manager form of government, where the Village Council appoint a Village Manager to carry out day-to-day operations. The Manager oversees the six operating departments:

  • Community Development
  • Finance
  • Fire
  • Police
  • Public Works
  • Water and Electric

New and long-term residents alike should utilize the Village’s FAQ section, organized by department, to find out answers to common questions. A full list of the Village’s Documents and Forms will be helpful for those requesting a special service or seeking a permit.

  1. Public Meetings
  2. Village Policies & Programs
  3. Village Services

Notices listing the dates and times of all Village meetings can be found on the Village’s website as well as on the bulletin board at Village Hall. The annual meeting notice also provides a listing of the regular meeting schedule for the Village Council and all lower boards/commissions for the full year.

The Winnetka Village Council holds its regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, and a study session on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All regular and study session meetings are held at Village Hall (510 Green Bay Road) beginning at 7 pm.

Staying Informed

New residents can easily stay informed about Village news and events and can visit the Communications page to learn more about these opportunities:

Residents can also stay informed via local media: