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
Village Wins Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Award
The Village of Arlington Heights Wins the Best of the Best awards for its Downtown Atmosphere and for being the Best City/Place to Live. The Best of the Best awards program is organized through the Daily Herald. Thanks to everyone who voted for the V... Read More
Village Wins Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Award
National Night Out Celebrated on August 7
Come out to North School Park from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7 for the annual National Night Out event and meet with Arlington Heights Police Officers and Fire fighters, learn more about what they do to protect you, as well as learn more a... Read More
National Night Out Celebrated on August 7
Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4
Bookend weekend events - the Mane Event and the Taste of Arlington Heights - will be held on Friday and Saturday in the Downtown, August 3 & 4. Both events are held in recognition and celebration of the Arlington Park Racecourse's premier race, the A... Read More
Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4
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Arts Commission Hosts 9th Annual Photo Competition
If you enjoy photography and have an interest in developing a creative picture, consider enrolling in the Arts Commission's 9th Annual Photography Competition. This year's theme is "Celebrating our Arlington Heights Community." The winning image shou... Read More
Arts Commission Hosts 9th Annual Photo Competition