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
Nominate Someone for Senior Service Award
If you know of a resident or someone who works or volunteers in Arlington Heights and conducts programs that enrich the lives of senior citizens, consider nominating them for the Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award.... Read More
Nominate Someone for Senior Service Award
Village No Longer Collects Batteries
Village Hall will no longer be collecting used batteries. There are local businesses that will accept batteries.... Read More
Village No Longer Collects Batteries
Keep 4th of July Parade Parkways Clear
Please do not reserve spaces for the popular 4th of July parade days ahead of time. Items such as blankets and lawn chairs can be placed on the parkways at 7 p.m. the night before the parade.... Read More
Keep 4th of July Parade Parkways Clear
Marching Band
CPR Class Offered Monday, July 23
Sign up for the July 23rd CPR class taught at the Fire Department and learn how to save a life!... Read More
CPR Class Offered Monday, July 23