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's COVID-19 Informational Update
The Village will share updates with residents regarding the Coronavirus. ... Read More
Village's COVID-19 Informational Update
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Mayor Hayes' Message to the Community During COVID-19 Crisis
Mayor Hayes encourages community to take the COVID-19 virus seriously and to work together in getting through this unprecedented time.together ... Read More
Mayor Hayes' Message to the Community During COVID-19 Crisis
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Yardwaste Collection Begins April 2, New Rates
Yardwaste collection begins on April 2 and will continue through December 15... Read More
Yardwaste Collection Begins April 2, New Rates
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CDBG Grant Applications Being Accepted for 2020-2021
Community Development Block Grants are being accepted now through April 17. Activities must benefit low to moderate income residents... Read More
CDBG Grant Applications Being Accepted for 2020-2021
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