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
Holiday Refuse Collection Schedule Changes
The refuse collection schedule will change with the upcoming holidays for the week of December 23 and December 30.... Read More
Holiday Refuse Collection Schedule Changes
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Movie With the Mayor, December 14 at CMX
Enjoy a free holiday movie with Mayor Tom Hayes at "Movie with the Mayor" on December 14 at CMX Cinemas Arlington Heights.... Read More
Movie With the Mayor, December 14 at CMX
Mayor Hayes and movie-goers
Keep the Wreaths Red - Have a Fire-Safe Holiday
Be "fire smart" this holiday season and help us "keep the wreath red" on all Village fire stations.... Read More
Keep the Wreaths Red - Have a Fire-Safe Holiday
Keep the Wreath Red
Review & Comment on 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
Comments on the CAPER are welcome by 5 p.m., December 19. The CAPER provides the public and HUD with measures of actual performance compared to the goals set in the 5-year (2015-2019) Consolidated Plan and the 2018 - 2019 Annual Action Plan.... Read More
Review & Comment on 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
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