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
Board to Vote on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Position Statement on March 1
At its meeting on March 1, the Village Board is expected to formally vote on a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Position Statement for the Village.... Read More
Board to Vote on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Position Statement on March 1
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March is Severe Weather Month, Develop a Safety Plan
The Fire Department and Illinois Emergency Management Agency urge you to create a Safety Plan in the event of severe weather.... Read More
March is Severe Weather Month, Develop a Safety Plan
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Findings of DEI Report Discussed February 22
Findings of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report will be discussed by the Village Board at its February 22 Committee of the Whole meeting. The meeting will be held virtually at 7 p.m.... Read More
Findings of DEI Report Discussed February 22
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Community Development Block Grant โ€“ COVID-19 Allocation Plan
The Village has been awarded $383,860 in CDBG-CV3 funds by HUD to fund measures to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic.... Read More
Community Development Block Grant โ€“ COVID-19 Allocation Plan
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