The Village of Hoffman Estates is comprised of nearly 400 employees working in nine departments in eight municipal facilities. The Village is a full-service community, employing full-time firefighter/paramedics and police officers, in addition to other civic professionals.
The Village was incorporated in 1959 and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The legislative body is comprised of the Village President, (Mayor) and six Village Board Members who are all elected at-large. The legislative body establishes the policies for the Village. The Village Clerk's position is also an elected position. The Village Clerk is the keeper of records for the Village.
Once policies are set by the Mayor and Village Board, it is the job of the Village Manager, his staff, and the Village department directors to implement these policies. The Village Manager is selected by the Mayor and Board, and is responsible for hiring all of the Village department directors.
The Village attorney (corporation counsel) is also appointed by the Mayor and Board.
Department of General Government
The Department of General Government staff works closely with all nine Village departments. The Department oversees the day-to-day operations of the municipality.
Department of Development Services
The Department of Development Services includes the divisions of Code Enforcement, Economic Development, Planning and Transportation/Engineering.
The Police Department of Hoffman Estates is staffed by 97 full-time sworn officers. The department has been routinely recognized for its professionalism and innovation.
The Fire Department is overseen by a fire chief, two deputy fire chiefs and one assistant fire chief. The organization is staffed by 100 sworn personnel, the majority of whom are also paramedics.
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works maintains the Village's eight municipal facilities and 140+ lane miles of streets.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services provides much-needed, affordable physical and mental health services to residents of Hoffman Estates and surrounding communities.
Department of Information Systems
The Department of Information Systems supports over 300 computer users Village-wide in an internal service function. The department focuses on technology planning and maintenance for Village operations.
The Finance Department is responsible for maintaining the Village's financial assets and investments. The Department also oversees water billing and annual budget preparation.
Department of Human Resources Management
Human Resources Management is responsible for managing the personnel functions for the Village and its 400 employees. Also included among the department's responsibilities is risk management, a function that has served to reduce the overall liability exposure of the Village.