United Partnership for a Better Community
the Wauconda area community
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Welcome to our website!

What is the
United Partnership
for a Better Community?

The United Partnership for A Better Community was formed by a group of dedicated Wauconda community volunteers with the following mission statement: “To foster and coordinate partnerships designed to improve the quality of life in our communities”.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and the Wauconda Rotary Club were instrumental in forming the United Partnership for a Better Community in the fall of 2000. The Partnership has continued to thrive with additional volunteers and donations to support our ongoing efforts.   Some of the Partnership's accomplishments in recent years include:

• The updating, publication, and disbursement of a comprehensive
Senior Resource Guide
• Promotion of the “First Class Community” through window clings and educational programs
• Development of a simplified resource directory, and magnets with emergency numbers in three languages.  Plus, conduct a resident survey to identify the needs of our Polish and Spanish populations
• Implementation of a Hearts and Parks program to reduce obesity and heart disease
• Coordinated the 2nd Annual Family Safety Day
• Started a Cultural Diversity committee to identify needs of different groups and make sure they are aware of special services available to them.
• Started a Green Committee committee to gather and promote contact information for various recycling efforts in the community, and encourage other organizations in the area to incorporate recycling programs into their regular routines
• Developed this website (
www.unitedpartnership.org) to provide web-based information pertaining to Partnership activities
• Worked with the Wauconda Area Library to develop a community information website:

Click here to for highlights of the Partnership's activities in 2010.

The United Partnership meets monthly as indicated on the Meetings Schedule from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  To attend a meeting, or for more information about the group or membership, please call President Nancy Burton at 847-526-3610 or email her at NBurton@waucondaparks.com.

2011 Officers (left to right): Julie Mayer (Good Shepherd Hospital), Nancy Burton (Wauconda Park District), Bill Glade (Wauconda Fire Department), Pastor Ryan Sutton (Federated Church of Wauconda), and Sandy Moran (Wauconda Community Unit School District 118).  Not pictured: Patrick Yost: (Wauconda Police Department)

Many of the Partnership's endeavors require funding. We are asking for your support by pledging an annual contribution. Your generosity will help promote these programs which improve the quality of life in our community. To pledge your support, please complete the attached form. Annual contributions are due January 1st of each year. If you would like to become a member, sponsor, or make a one-time contribution, please go to our Membership and Sponsorship page by clicking on the following link:

Membership and Sponsorship
(click here for information)


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 Keepin' It Green

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