Clerk's Office

Jerome Hoynes

What We Do

The Township Clerk's Office strives to deliver the finest assistance to township residents. We provide convenience services such as voter registration, notary services, acceptance of passport applications, and temporary disability parking placards

The role of a Township Clerk is multi-faceted, with duties that include recording and maintaining minutes of each township meeting, publishing public notices and maintaining archives of ordinances. As new township officials are elected by our residents, the Clerk administers their oaths of office.  The Clerk's Office also serves as custodian of official records and manages the Township's historical library (located at the Township office for viewing during normal business hours).

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve residents along the North Shore. 

Jerome Hoynes, Clerk


The Township of New Trier, 739 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of hearing written and oral comment from the public concerning the proposed annual budget for fiscal year 2023. A copy of this information and entire proposed budget will be made available for public inspection weekdays by emailing

DATE: April 10, 2022

Nicole Capretta, Clerk

Annual town Meeting

On the second Tuesday of April the Clerk’s Office organizes the Annual Town Meeting, a traditional evening celebrating democracy in action. This is a unique opportunity for registered voters to interact with elected officials and vote on agenda items.

173rd Annual Town Meeting at the Woman's Club of Wilmette*          

Joining more than 1429 townships across Illinois, New Trier's 173rd Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday had a strong turnout of residents, filling the room at the Woman's Club of Wilmette. Presided over by Township Clerk Nicole Capretta with the selection of Barb Tubekis of the Volunteer Center in Winnetka as Moderator, the evening included involvement from many community organizations, including social services agencies and area Girl Scouts. There was a robust Discussion & Questions public comment from several members of the audience, encompassing fiscal accounting, a more inclusive educational experience including foreign language at the elementary level, mental health and agency partner work, state political commentary via a rap, taxation-property assessment, and programs of the township. Close to 75 were in attendance and representatives from over a dozen agency partners were on hand to answer questions and provide information about their services.

*A video of the meeting is on the New Trier Township YouTube channel here.


ISBE website  The Illinois State Board of Elections has a complete library of documents, handbooks and calendars for both would-be candidates and voters. We have provided a few convenient reference guides and encourage you to visit the ISBE website for a complete review of what they offer.

Agendas & Minutes 

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Tax Levy Notice

173rd Annual Town Meeting April 12, 2022

Board Inauguration Video May 16, 2021