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Plan Commission

Regular meetings of the Plan Commission (PC) take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. All meetings are held at Village Hall and start at 7:00 p.m.


The PC consists of nine Winnetka residents appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Village Trustees. The Village President also designates one member of the Commission to serve as chairperson. Members of the Plan Commission serve for terms of three years, which are staggered to assure the Commission’s continuity.

The PC’s membership consists of one representative from each of the following public bodies: Village Council, Zoning Board of Appeals,  Environmental and Forestry Commission, and Landmark Preservation Commission.

The remaining five members of the Plan Commission are chosen from among the Village’s residents. There are no other specific requirements for membership, although it has been the practice of Village Presidents to appoint at-large members based on a demonstrated expertise, experience or interest in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, urban planning, building construction, real estate, finance, engineering or neighborhood organization.

All Commission members vote, with two exceptions. Since most matters that come before the Plan Commission ultimately come before the Village Council for final action, the Village Trustee is not a voting member of the Plan Commission. Similarly, if any matter before the Plan Commission is a zoning application that will also be considered by the ZBA, the ZBA representative is not allowed to vote on the matter when it is before the PC.

Powers and Duties

The key functions of the PC are to:

  • Consider, prepare and make recommendations to the Village Council on the adoption or amendment of the Comprehensive Plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the Village;
  • Assist Village officials charged with directing projects for improvements embraced within the Comprehensive Plan, to further the making of those improvements, and generally to promote the realization of the Comprehensive Plan;
  • Conduct an annual review of Appendix 6 of the Comprehensive Plan and to submit proposals to the Council and to the Board of Local Improvements for specific improvements;
  • Consider and make recommendations to the Village Council on applications for land subdivisions as provided in the Subdivision Ordinance;
  • Review and make recommendations to the Village Council on applications for special use permits, wireless telecommunications facilities and planned developments, as provided in the Zoning Ordinance;
  • And report to the Village Council from time to time on the Commission’s work.


Below is a list of the current members of the PC, including their position, contact information, and terms:

Tina Dalman Chair 847-784-8727 2/19/2022
Mamie Case At-Large 847-446-8948 10/6/2020
Jay Vanderlaan At-Large 312-799-0259 5/1/2021
John Golan At-Large 847-446-6062 3/15/2020
Layla Danley At-Large 847-386-6005 2/6/2021
Bridget Orsic At-Large 312-399-0246 10/3/2020
Chris Foley EFC Representative 847-784-8661 10/20/2021
Matt Bradley ZBA Representative 847-624-6498 2/5/2022
Louise Holland LPC Representative 847-446-1681 10/15/2014
John Swierk Council Representative 847-446-6460  
Ann Klaassen Staff Liaison 847-716-3525  


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