Supervisor's Office


On Sunday, March 28, 2021 we experienced a fire in the basement of the township hall. We are closing the building until further notice as we assess the damage and build our contingency plan for serving township clients.


Your township officials have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be assured that we are committed to providing essential services during this national emergency situation.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of township residents and our staff is paramount. The township office at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for food pantry pick-up or telephone service inquiries. Residents in need of emergency financial assistance can secure help by phoning Jeanne Winsted Rosser at (847) 446-8201.

Food pantry clients will be able to pick-up one bag of pre-selected food every other week. Paper goods and grocery donations will be accepted by appointment. Please phone Brian Leverenz, Community Service Administrator at (847) 446-8203 to make arrangements for pick-up or donations.

Please note that U.S. Passport service has also been temporarily suspended during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Assessor’s office will be available to assist with real estate tax questions via phone. Please call Assessor Jan Churchwell or Deputy Assessor Len Shifflett at (847) 446- 8200.  The Assessor’s office can also be reached via email and

Educational Forum events and the Legal Clinic will be offered via Zoom until the pandemic situation has been resolved. Once we are able to reschedule live events we will post public notices.

Please utilize all health precautions and be safe. Feel free to reach out to us should you need advice or assistance during this challenging time in our history.

All the best to you,

Alan Goldberg

How We Serve You

The township form of government was created to bring government closer to the people they served. Since our founding in April 1850, New Trier Township has served the local interests of its residents and our officials remain directly accountable to the voters who elected them. As the Township’s Chief Executive Officer, my role is to formulate township policies and supervise their enactment. My job also includes participation in the development and approval of the township budget, as well as the hiring of Township employees. Additionally, I also serve as chairman of the Township Board of Trustees.

By Law, Illinois townships are charged with the basic function of general assistance for the indigent. As your Supervisor, I have the responsibility of issuing General Assistance to eligible persons living in New Trier Township. General assistance provides for food, shelter and emergency relief for people in need.

Services & Programs

In order to meet the demands of rapidly changing times, New Trier Township has established numerous services and programs that help people realize their full potential and strengthen our communities. Please feel free to look around our website to find the information you may need.


Should you require assistance or have any questions, please phone 847-446-8202 or visit Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is my privilege to serve you.

Alan Goldberg, Supervisor, New Trier Township