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
Andrew Larson Appointed Fire Chief
Andrew Larson, a 22-year veteran of the Arlington Heights Fire Department, has been appointed the new Fire Chief for the Arlington Heights Fire Department.... Read More
Andrew Larson Appointed Fire Chief
Fire Chief Larson
Downtown Improvement Projects Discussed, February 11
Proposed Downtown improvement projects slated for this spring and summer will be discussed by the Village Board at a Committee of the Whole meeting held at 7:30 p.m. on February 11, 2019.... Read More
Downtown Improvement Projects Discussed, February 11
aerial of downtown
Register for Citizens Police Academy
Registration is open for the Police Department's Citizens Academy, an 11-week course that gives you a look into police service.... Read More
Register for Citizens Police Academy
Teen Job Fair Held Tuesday, March 5
Local high school teens looking for part-time work should stop in at the Teen Job Fair on March 5 held at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.... Read More
Teen Job Fair Held Tuesday, March 5