Township Mission

The mission of New Trier Township is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to benefit the physical, mental and social well-being of Township residents.

Guiding Principles

The following principles guide the Board’s and Staff’s action as we work together to fulfill our mission:

  • The Township’s primary role is to identify and address the needs of our community.
  • Our efforts are to create new, energetic ideas and programs while maintaining existing programs which are relevant and effective.
  • Our intent is to support, given due diligence and fiscal accountability, programs providing services to our neighbors: including youth programs; senior citizen supports; aid to persons with disabilities; food, shelter and emergency relief for people in need.
  • We seek opportunities to meet community needs by providing assistance directly to individuals as well as indirectly, through third-party sources/providers.
  • The Township will pursue coalition-building with other community entities and advocate on behalf of Township residents.
  • We believe that people have the freedom to choose where they receive services and assistance, including those the Township provides and supports.
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