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
Village Board to Reconsider Adult-Use Cannabis Sales, July 13
Village Board discusses reconsideration of allowing adult-use cannabis sales at its Committee of the Whole meeting on July 13.... Read More
Village Board to Reconsider Adult-Use Cannabis Sales, July 13
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Arlington Heights Senior Center Reopens
The Senior Center has reopened with a modified schedule of activities. Health protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of patrons.... Read More
Arlington Heights Senior Center Reopens
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Village's COVID-19 Informational Update
Applications for Zero Percent Small Business Loans due July 10... Read More
Village's COVID-19 Informational Update
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Public Hearing on 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan on July 20
The Village's 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, including its 2020 Annual Action Plan and CDBG budget will be discussed at a public hearing held July 20.... Read More
Public Hearing on 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan on July 20
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