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
Library, Village Discuss Future of Belmont Ave. Building
An informational meeting with officials from both the library and Village is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buechner Room of Village Hall to discuss future plans of 112 N. Belmont Avenue.... Read More
Library, Village Discuss Future of Belmont Ave. Building
Former Teen Center Building
Police Department Needs Your Vote in Video Challenge
Local High Schools were challenged to create a Public Service Announcement video on the dangers of speeding. The Police Department asks the community to vote on their favorite video by January 25.... Read More
Police Department Needs Your Vote in Video Challenge
SAVE Video Challenge
Reminders on Managing Snow Removal
Snow is in the forecast. Here are some helpful reminders regarding snow removal.... Read More
Reminders on Managing Snow Removal
Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast February 7
Join in the Community Prayer Breakfast held at 7 - 9 a.m. on February... Read More
Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast February 7
breakfast meal