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
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
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Board Reviews Phase One of Parking Implementation Plan
Phase One of an Implementation Plan on Downtown Parking... Read More
Board Reviews Phase One of Parking Implementation Plan
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Heart of Gold Honorees Celebrated at February 16 Banquet
Join us in celebrating the 2019 Hearts of Gold honorees at a banquet held on Saturday, February 16. Congratulations to all who are receiving a heart of gold for their generous and selfless contributions that have positively impacted the lives of othe... Read More
Heart of Gold Honorees Celebrated at February 16 Banquet
Age to Purchase Tobacco Raised to 21
Arlington Heights changes the age requirement to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 years of age.... Read More
Age to Purchase Tobacco Raised to 21
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