The latest WHNA News


2015 Oak Cliff Film Festival: June 11-14

Neighbors have a chance to get FREE VIP festival badges by participating in the OCFF Couch Network.

The fourth annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will be here before we know it, promising an amazing slate of films, a ton of great parties, a variety of local venues, plus a chance to score free VIP festival badges by housing filmmakers during the festival. If you have a couch, spare bed, or guest room you’d be willing to share in exchange for VIP festival badges, contact Festival Coordinator, Mary Katherine at by the end of the week.

June Happy Hour — on a Saturday

Saturday, June 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Boulevardier, 408 North Bishop Avenue

Let’s kick off summer in style with a Saturday happy hour at Boulevardier. Enjoy delicious food, signature Winnetka Heights cocktails and the company of your friends and neighbors on an amazing patio.

Don’t forget, you can get there from any of the four D-Link stops in our neighborhood. Come support one of our corporate Home Tour sponsors.

Thanks to Boulevardier for hosting. See you there!

Nominating Committee Announces 2015-16 Officer Slate

The Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association uses a nominating committee as part of our officer selection process.  The nominating committee is made up of three neighbors: a past president, a current member of the board and a member at large. This year’s nominating committee consists of Rob Romano as our past president, Chris Walters as our current board member, and Barbara Ann Roy  as our member at large.

With much thought we have chosen to nominate the following individuals:

President – Michele Colbert
Michele just served a successful one-year term as president and has previous experience as our vice president, serving a full two-year term. Not only did Michele generously offer her home to be featured on our annual holiday home tour, she also chaired the home tour in 2013. Michele has been very involved in all of our neighborhood events since becoming a resident in 2005.

Vice President – Patrick Lynch
Patrick first became involved as a member of the neighborhood finance committee. He served two years on this committee, the last year as Chair.  He then stepped up to become our treasurer. When our past vice president had to step down in the middle of this term, Patrick moved into the role of vice president for the last three months. Patrick and his wife Dana have been residents of the neighborhood since 2012.

Treasurer – Candace Bossay
Candace has been a volunteer for just about any committee you can think of in the neighborhood. Recently she was the chairperson of the neighborhood’s most financially successful holiday home tours ever. Candace comes from a financial background and we are confident she will serve well in this position. She and her husband Steve have resided here since 2008.

Secretary – Anne Hagan
Anne has served as our community development chairperson for the last four years. She has consistently stepped up to the plate to assist in whatever volunteer capacity necessary for this neighborhood. She is very organized and has proven her reliability and dedication in her current position. Anne and her husband Brian along with their son Tom have lived here since 2008.

More Information
Officers are elected at the annual membership meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at Turner House. In addition to the slate of officers, nominations can be made from the floor.  To read more about our nominating process, view our WHNA By-Laws.


2015 Night in The Heights has been cancelled

We regret to inform you that Night in The Heights has been cancelled for the 2015 spring season. We had several wonderful neighbors step forward to help, but ultimately we couldn’t secure enough hosts to pull off the event the neighborhood has come to expect. While we are disappointed with the cancellation, we are confident Night in The Heights will return next year in fine fashion.

Watch your inbox, the new Facebook page and for plenty of other upcoming neighborhood events like StreetFest, Movies on the Lawn, helpful information sessions and more.

Annual June Membership Meeting

Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Turner House, 401 North Rosemont

Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting of WHNA when we elect new association officers. As required by the association bylaws, the WHNA Board of Directors has appointed a Nominating Committee consisting of Rob Romano (Past President), Anne Hagan (current board member) and Marijane Michael (member at-large). Officer nominations will open soon.