Hanover Park’s roots as a settlement reach back into the 19th century, but its growth into a community of more than 38,000 residents started in the 1950s. Scores of new homes rose on former farm sites and prairie, and the community was incorporated into a village to provide centralized services needed by a burgeoning population. To further serve those needs, a council-manager form of government was adopted in 1971.
Residents elect a president/mayor and six trustees to make policy decisions and provide legislative action, and the president and trustees hire a professional manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Village and its employees. This combination provides strong political leadership and strong managerial expertise.
Through this system, the Village of Hanover Park is committed to serving residents and creating a safe, attractive, well-developed and financially stable community.