Village Board

Arlington Heights Village Board members are elected at large, 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.

Summary of Strategic Priorities

Every two years the Village Board meets to discuss the current challenges facing the community and to determine its Strategic Priorities for the Village. Identified priorities will serve as the guiding principles for the development the Village Staff’s biannual business plan and for the annual budget process.
Strategic Priorities 2022 - 2023

On Monday, August 16, 2021, the Village Board approved the below Strategic Priorities for 2022-2023.
  1. Facilitate a balanced and continuous community and organization, post-COVID-19 recovery 
  2. Expand efforts to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion within the community and the Village Government 
  3. Work to ensure the redevelopment of Arlington Park meets community standards and provides a one-of-a-kind regional destination, worthy of the property’s legacy
  4. Identify, explore, and implement sustainable and green initiatives 
  5. Ensure revenue sources are applied rationally across sectors while monitoring the overall community tax burden
  6. Ensure that organization has the resources and training to maintain focus on consistent high-quality core services and infrastructure
  7. Seek opportunities to make the community more livable by increasing pedestrian and bicycle options for residents
  8. Improve communications with residents and businesses
  9. Seek and maintain attainable housing while continuing to review affordable housing strategies