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Board Members

Arlington Heights Village Board members are elected at large on a non-partisan basis, and they serve as the community’s decision-makers.  The Village Board members are composed of eight trustees, and one Village President, who is  Mayor, Tom Hayes.


Trustee Hayes

Mayor Thomas W. Hayes

Philosophy as an elected official: Progressive stability; fiscal responsibility; reasoned decision-making based on case by case cost-benefit analysis.
Phone: 847.259.6337
Address: 911 East Burr Oak Drive, 60004
Length of Residency: since 1983
Elected as Village President: 2013. Served as Village Trustee: 1991-2013
Occupation: Attorney-at-Law
Family: Wife, Susan L. Hayes who is a registered nurse; and two children, daughter Tara, and son Timothy.



Trustee Carol J. Blackwood

Philosophy as an elected official: Listen to local residents and business owners and be their voice in Village government. Promote and maintain economic growth within the community while managing the ‘bottom line’ in spending.
Phone: 847.670.1000
Address: 112 W. Hintz Road, 60004
Length of Residency: since 1982

Elected to the Village Board: Appointed as Trustee on February 15, 2010.
Occupation: Sr. Vice President – Village Bank & Trust, Arlington Heights
Family: Husband- John who is employed by Siemens and two grown children, Stephanie and Kenneth and one grandchild.  
Other: Past President and Board Member – Wellness Place, Cancer Resource Center. Past Chair and Commissioner of Village of AH Plan Commission (17 years). Past President and Board Member of AH Chamber of Commerce. Former Team Mom for AHYAA baseball and Northwest Chargers Hockey Association.        

Trustee Farwell

Trustee Joseph C. Farwell

Philosophy as an elected official: As an elected official, I strive for an equitable balance between providing excellent services to our citizens and keeping our taxes low. My concerns for this community are senior citizen services, affordable housing, and promotion of our business community.
Phone: 847.368.1700
Address: 426 South Ridge, 60005
Length of Residency: since 1989
Elected to the Village Board: 2001
Occupation: Attorney; Owner, Farwell Real Estate, Inc.
Family: Wife, Nancy; and three children: Molly, Maggie, Anne.
Other: Wheeling Township Republican Organization, PADS volunteer, Arlington Heights Housing Commissioner 1997-2001, Member of the Arlington Heights Senior Housing Needs Group, 1998-2001, Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce since 1997, Arlington Heights Park District Soccer coach 1997-2002.


Trustee Thomas Glasgow

Philosophy as an elected official: To do the most amount of good for the most amount of people for the most amount of time.
Phone: 847.254.4999
Address: 1231 W. Heather Lane, 60005
Length of Residency: since 1990
Elected to the Village Board: 2009
Occupation: Attorney
Family: Wife: Denise and 3 Children: Alexis, Trevor, Claudia
Other: Former Treasurer – Cook County Northwest Water Commission; Former Chairman – Arlington Heights Zoning Board of Appeals; Former Chief of Medical Prosecutions for IDFPR; Presidents Circle – Northwest Community Hospital; Steering Committee – Metropolis Performing Arts Center; Northwest Suburban Bar Association Board of Governors; Northwest Suburban Bar Association Judge’s Night Committee Chair Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of the United States; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal Bar for the Northern District of Illinois; Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois; Capital Litigation Trial Bar; named the 2015 Programs Volunteer of the Year award by IICLE. 
Professional Association Memberships:
U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Central District of Illinois Health Care; Fraud Committee of U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office Past Member; Former Chairman Pro-Tem – Northwest Water Commission; Northwest Suburban Bar Association – Nominating Committee, Co-Chairman: Judges Night, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Holiday Party Committee; Northwest Community Hospital Foundation Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Trustee Robin LaBedz

Philosophy as an elected official: To evaluate each issue individually and strive to balance the high level of service our residents expect with the need for fiscal responsibility.
Phone: 847-392-6195
Address: 209 W. Fremont Street
Length of Residency: since 1977
Appointed to the Village Board: 2013
Occupation: Management Analyst/HR, U.S. Department of Labor
Family: Husband, Gary, and two children Laura and Steven
Other: League of Women Voters since 1988; Village of Arlington Heights Housing Commission 1990-1994: Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Trustees, 1993-1999; Downtown Master Plan Taskforce, 2004-2006; Village of Arlington Heights Plan Commission, 2007-2013.

Trustee Rosenberg

Trustee Bert Rosenberg

Philosophy as an elected official: I believe in prudent decision-making based upon sound financial principles and being responsive to residents’ needs and concerns.
Phone: 847.577.1333
Address: 416 West Brampton Lane, 60004
Length of Residency: since 1980
Elected to the Village Board: 2000
Occupation: C.P.A.
Family: Wife, Sandi, and two sons, Michael, and Jonathan.
Other: AICPA, ISCPA, President of the Terramere Homeowners Association. Past Chairman and Commissioner of the Village's Environmental Control Commission where I served 13 years; Former Commissioner on the Village of O'Hare Noise Advisory Committee. Prior Manager of Little League Baseball, Youth Basketball and Youth Soccer teams.

Trustee Scaletta

Trustee John Scaletta

Philosophy as an elected official: Fair and equitable representation of residents and businesses alike using common sense and good judgment while balancing strong fiscal responsibility with providing high quality services when delibrating the issues that impact all of us in the Village of Arlington Heights.
1336 S. Evergreen Ave., 60005
Length of Residency:
since 2000
Elected to Board:
Vice President, Management and Consulting Services
Wife, Toni,  and two children, Tripp and Gianni
Village of Arlington Heights Arts Commission Chairman 2001-2003, Member of Arlington Economic Alliance 2003-2007, Member of Downtown Master Plan Update Taskforce 2004-2006, Arlington Heights Chamber Board of Directors 2000-2006 including Exec Board 2004, Downtown Business Association Board of Directors 2001-2005 including President 2002-2004, Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year 2004, Heart of Gold Business Leader of the Year 2006, Building Code Review Board – Village of Arlington Heights 2010-Present, Metropolis Oversight Committee – Village of Arlington Heights 2014-Present Member of Our Lady of Wayside Parish 2000-2007, Arlington Heights Noon Rotary Member 2003-2007. Member of BUZZ, A Philanthropic Organization of Dedicated Professionals 2005 – Present, Metropolis Olympics Fundraiser Committee Chairman 2006, Metropolis Mardi Gras Fundraiser Committee Chairman – Fat Friday 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2013
Professional Association Memberships:
Member of the National Association of Theater Owners; Executive Board of National Association of Theater Owners of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan; Co-Chairman of the Geneva Convention hosted by NATO of WI & UP for the benefit of theater owners across the Midwest.




Trustee Mike Sidor

Philosophy as an elected official: Work to further Arlington Heights' desirability as a community to live, work and own a business by making decisions that are well-informed through active engagement of residents and business owners and thorough research of the issues.
Phone: 847-259-7697
Address: One S. HIghland, Suite 701, 60005
Length of Residency: 1970 – 1980; 1988 to present
Elected to the Village Board: 2011
Occupation: President, owner and founder of Michael J. Sidor & Company, Inc., a language services company.
Family: Son and daughter, Garrett and Monica
Other: Member of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce; member of the Arlington Heights Cool Cities, member of the Chamber of Commerce Executive Round Table.



Trustee Jim Tinaglia

Philosophy as an elected official: To utilize my business, professional knowledge and deep community roots in order to offer logical and sound perspectives toward current and future issues that affect us all as residents and business owners here in Arlington Heights. I am committed to a self-imposed term limit of 3 consecutive terms as an elected Trustee.
107 W. Hawthorne St.
Length of Residency:
since 1971
Elected to the Village Board:
Architect, founder and owner of Tinaglia Architects, Inc. since 1991
Wife, Cindy, daughters, Stephanie and Alex, sons, Jimmy and Nick
Former 11-year member and past Chairman of the Arlington Heights Design Commission; Former 7-year member and Chairman of the Arlington Heights Park District Soccer Advisory Committee; youth travel Soccer Coach for the Arlington Aces boys and girls teams for over 13 years.






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