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 1887.  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
Recognizing People Who Make a Difference in Our Community
Join the Village in congratulating the 2020 Hearts of Gold honorees who will be recognized at the Hearts of Gold banquet on Saturday, February 15... Read More
Recognizing People Who Make a Difference in Our Community
Heart of Gold
Register for Citizens Police Academy, March 3
Register for the Citizens Police Academy which begins March 3. This program provided by the Arlington Heights Police Department gives you a detailed understanding of police operations in the Village of Arlington Heights.... Read More
Register for Citizens Police Academy, March 3
Police Academy program
Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast, February 6
Everyone is welcome to the 33rd annual Community Prayer... Read More
Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast, February 6
Mike and Koren Furrey
Recycle Old or Unusable Holiday Lights
Recycle your unusable, old holiday lights by dropping them off at the Public Works center or Village Hall.... Read More
Recycle Old or Unusable Holiday Lights
strings of holiday lights