Your Government

Arlington Heights is a strong, longstanding municipality of the northwest suburbs. After going through several different names, settlers final decided on Arlington Heights and the Village was incorporated as Arlington Heights in 1847.  Since 1954, Arlington Heights uses the council/manager form of government. This form of government combines the leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an appointed manager.

The Village Board's role in this form of government is to make laws and broad policy decisions for the Village Manager and staff to carry out. The Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village and serves as the key advisor to the Village Board.  Our Village Board members are elected at large with staggered 4-year terms. Being elected "at large" means board members are responsive to all residents of the Village. Its  role is to adopt laws and policies to govern the Village, leaving implementation up to the Manager and the rest of the Village staff.

Throughout its long history, Arlington Heights has remained steadfast in providing municipal services that are responsive to the needs of the residents and businesses and are reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible.

News
Promenade of Art in Downtown, June 9 & 10
The Promenade of Art will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 9 - 10, in Downtown Arlington Heights on Vail and Campbell from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.... Read More
Promenade of Art in Downtown,  June 9 & 10
Pavement Rejuvenation Process Held in June
Streets resurfaced in 2017 will go through a pavement rejuvenation process in the month of June.... Read More
Pavement Rejuvenation Process Held in June
Senior Health & Fitness Day at Senior Center, May 30
On Wednesday, May 30, stop by the Senior Center for a free day of programs and health screenings in celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, May 30.... Read More
Senior Health & Fitness Day at Senior Center, May 30
30-Day Comment Period on Draft Federal Action Plan
The Village has posted its Draft Federal 2018 Annual Action Plan online for review and public comment. The annual plan contains descriptions of the Village's plans for address housing and development needs in the Village during the program year.... Read More
30-Day Comment Period on Draft Federal Action Plan