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
100th Annual Memorial Day Parade Held May 27
The 100th annual Memorial Day Parade will be held in Arlington Heights on Memorial Day, May 27. This popular parade includes approximately 3,000 participants - making it one of the most well attended Memorial Day parades throughout the suburban area.... Read More
100th Annual Memorial Day Parade Held May 27
Memorial Day Parade
Street Resurfacing Program & Sidewalk Program
The list of streets that will be resurfaced as part of the Village's 2019 Resurfacing Program.... Read More
Street Resurfacing Program & Sidewalk Program
Promenade of Art Held June 8 - 9 in Downtown
Make plans to attend the Promenade of Art show held June 8 - 9 in the Downtown... Read More
Promenade of Art Held June 8 - 9 in Downtown
Promenade of Art
Arlington 425 Project Approved for Downtown
The Village Board gave its stamp of approval to a new development for the Downtown that is one of the largest developments to occur in the last 20 years.... Read More
Arlington 425 Project Approved for Downtown
Arlington 425