Village Board

Arlington Heights Village Board members are elected at large on a non-partisan basis, and they serve as the community’s decision-makers. The Village Board members are composed of eight trustees, and one Village President, who is Mayor, Tom Hayes. 

Mayor Thomas W. Hayes

Mayor Thomas Hayes

Philosophy as an elected official:
 Progressive stability; fiscal responsibility; reasoned decision-making based on case by case cost-benefit analysis.

Phone: 847.259.6337


Address: 911 East Burr Oak Drive, 60004

Length of Residency: Since 1983

Elected as Village President: 2013. Served as Village Trustee: 1991-2013

Occupation: Attorney-at-Law

Family: Wife, Susan L. Hayes who is a registered nurse; and two children, daughter Tara, and son Timothy.

Trustee Richard Baldino

Trustee Richard Baldino

Philosophy as an elected official:
To maintain Arlington Heights as a great place to be a neighbor, employee and business owner by listening respectfully, and objectively searching for sustainable long term solutions by engaging with community members. 

Phone: 847.504.7220


Address: 300 N. Carlyle Place

Length of Residency: 17 years

Elected to the Village Board: Elected as Village Trustee in April, 2017.

Occupation: Consulting Environmental Chemist

Family: Wife, Mary, son Robert, and daughter Grace 

Other: American Chemical Society, Arlington Heights Historical Society, First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights | Board of Trustees.        

Trustee Carol J. Blackwood

Trustee Carol Blackwood

Philosophy as an elected official:
Listen to local residents and business owners and be their voice in Village government. Promote and maintain economic growth within the community while managing the ‘bottom line’ in spending. 

Phone: 847.670.1000


Address: 112 W. Hintz Road, 60004

Length of Residency: Since 1982

Elected to the Village Board: Appointed as Trustee on February 15, 2010.

Occupation: Sr. Vice President | Village Bank & Trust, Arlington Heights

Family: Husband, John who is employed by Siemens and two grown children, Stephanie and Kenneth and one grandchild.  

Other: Past President and Board Member | Wellness Place, Cancer Resource Center. Past Chair and Commissioner of Village of AH Plan Commission | 17 years. Past President and Board Member of AH Chamber of Commerce. Former Team Mom for AHYAA baseball and Northwest Chargers Hockey Association.                                                                    

Trustee Robin LaBedz

Trustee Robin LaBedz
Philosophy as an elected official: 
To evaluate each issue individually and strive to balance the high level of service our residents expect with the need for fiscal responsibility.

Phone: 847.392.6195


Address: 209 W. Fremont Street

Length of Residency: Since 1977

Appointed to the Village Board: 2013

Occupation: Management Analyst/HR, U.S. Department of Labor

Family: Husband, Gary, and two children Laura and Steven

Other: League of Women Voters since 1988; Village of Arlington Heights Housing Commission 1990-1994: Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board of Trustees, 1993-1999; Downtown Master Plan Taskforce, 2004-2006; Village of Arlington Heights Plan Commission, 2007-2013.

Trustee Greg Padovani

Trustee Padovani
Philosophy as an elected official: 

Remain connected to people, businesses and organizations throughout Arlington Heights.  Listen, learn and understand the issues that affect people and organizations. Seek opportunities to improve Village services while being mindful of our community’s resources.  Ultimately, support decisions that will be fair and consistent while working for the betterment of our entire community.

Phone:  847.392.9113


Address:  915 N Belmont Ave, Arlington Hts, IL 60004

Length of Residency: Have been a resident of Arlington Heights since 1976

Elected to the Village Board:  Appointed January 22, 2019

Occupation: Business Owner.

Family: Wife Char; Daughter Cassie; Son Greg, Jr
Veteran Memorial Committee of Arl Hts, Chair
Arlington Hts Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony, Organizer
Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, Member
American Legion Post 208, Arl Hts, Member
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chpt 311, Member
NW Suburban Marine Corps League, Det 80, Honorary Member
Service Academy Nomination Committee for both Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congressman Raja Krisnamoorthi
USA Climbing – national governing body for the sport of rock climbing
Sound of the Big Band – manager for a 17 piece 1940’s Big Band

Trustee Bert Rosenberg

Trustee Burt Rosenberg

Philosophy as an elected official:
 I believe in prudent decision-making based upon sound financial principles and being responsive to residents’ needs and concerns. 

Phone: 847.577.1333


Address: 416 West Brampton Lane, 60004

Length of Residency: Since 1980

Elected to the Village Board: 2000

Occupation: C.P.A.

Family: Wife, Sandi, and two sons, Michael, and Jonathan.

Other: AICPA, ISCPA, President of the Terramere Homeowners Association. Past Chairman and Commissioner of the Village's Environmental Control Commission where I served 13 years; Former Commissioner on the Village of O'Hare Noise Advisory Committee. Prior Manager of Little League Baseball, Youth Basketball and Youth Soccer teams.

Trustee John Scaletta

Trustee John Scaletta

Philosophy as an elected official:
 Fair and equitable representation of residents and businesses alike using common sense and good judgment while balancing strong fiscal responsibility with providing high quality services when deliberating the issues that impact all of us in the Village of Arlington Heights.

Phone: 847.545.0259


Address: 1336 S. Evergreen Avenue, 60005

Length of Residency: Since 2000

Elected to Board: 2007

Occupation: Vice President, Management and Consulting Services

Family: Wife, Toni,  and two children, Tripp and Gianni

Professional Association Memberships: Member of the National Association of Theater Owners; Executive Board of National Association of Theater Owners of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan; Co-Chairman of the Geneva Convention hosted by NATO of WI & UP for the benefit of theater owners across the Midwest.

Other: Village of Arlington Heights Arts Commission Chairman 2001-2003, Member of Arlington Economic Alliance 2003-2007, Member of Downtown Master Plan Update Taskforce 2004-2006, Arlington Heights Chamber Board of Directors 2000-2006 including Exec Board 2004, Downtown Business Association Board of Directors 2001-2005 including President 2002-2004, Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year 2004, Heart of Gold Business Leader of the Year 2006, Building Code Review Board – Village of Arlington Heights 2010 -2017, Metropolis Oversight Committee – Village of Arlington Heights 2014-Present Member of Our Lady of Wayside Parish 2000-2007, Arlington Heights Noon Rotary Member 2003-2007. Member of BUZZ, A Philanthropic Organization of Dedicated Professionals 2005 – Present, Metropolis Olympics Fundraiser Committee Chairman 2006, Metropolis Mardi Gras Fundraiser Committee Chairman – Fat Friday 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2013


Trustee Mike Sidor

Trustee Mike Sidor

Philosophy as an elected official: 
Work to further Arlington Heights' desirability as a community to live, work and own a business by making decisions that are well-informed through active engagement of residents and business owners and thorough research of the issues.

Phone: 847.259.7697


Address: One S. Highland, Suite 701, 60005

Length of Residency: 1970 – 1980; 1988 to present

Elected to the Village Board: 2011

Occupation: President, owner and founder of Michael J. Sidor & Company, Inc., a language services company.

Family: Son and daughter, Garrett and Monica

Other: Member of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce; member of the Arlington Heights Cool Cities, member of the Chamber of Commerce Executive Round Table.

Trustee Jim Tinaglia

Trustee Jim Tinaglia

Philosophy as an elected official:
 To utilize my business, professional knowledge and deep community roots in order to offer logical and sound perspectives toward current and future issues that affect us all as residents and business owners here in Arlington Heights. I am committed to a self-imposed term limit of 3 consecutive terms as an elected Trustee.

Phone: 847.253.0002


Address: 107 W. Hawthorne Street

Length of Residency: Since 1971

Elected to the Village Board: 2013

Occupation: Architect, founder and owner of Tinaglia Architects, Inc. since 1991

Family: Wife, Cindy, daughters, Stephanie and Alex, sons, Jimmy and Nick

Other: Former 11-year member and past Chairman of the Arlington Heights Design Commission; Former 7-year member and Chairman of the Arlington Heights Park District Soccer Advisory Committee; youth travel Soccer Coach for the Arlington Aces boys and girls teams for over 13 years.