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
Public Art Competition: Kensington Pedestrian Underpass
The Kensington Road pedestrian underpass located east of Village Hall was vandalized in the past with racist graffiti. A resident approached the Village with an idea for an inclusive mural for this area and over the past several months the Village A... Read More about Public Art Competition: Kensington Pedestrian Underpass
Public Art Competition: Kensington Pedestrian Underpass
Future of the Arlington Heights' Senior Center
Learn how other communities are enhancing and creating new spaces for senior adults and the community.... Read More about Future of the Arlington Heights' Senior Center
Future of the Arlington Heights' Senior Center
Sounds of Summer Concert Series Returns on July 15
Sounds of Summer Concerts return on Thursday, July 15 at 7p.m. at Harmony Park. Dine Alfresco while enjoying the music of great bands and company of family and friends.... Read More about Sounds of Summer Concert Series Returns on July 15
Sounds of Summer Concert Series Returns on July 15
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Public Hearing – 2021 Annual Action Plan
The Village of Arlington Heights will hold a second Public Hearing on its 2021 Annual Action Plan at the July 21, 2021 Village Board meeting.... Read More about Public Hearing – 2021 Annual Action Plan
Public Hearing – 2021 Annual Action Plan