Form of Government

The Village operates under the Council-Manager form of local government. Bensenville has eight elected officials: six Trustees, a Clerk, and a President (Mayor). Our officials are elected at-large; they represent the entire Village.

Duties of Elected Officials
Together, the Mayor and Village Board of Trustees create policy and direction for the Village. They perform such functions as:
  • Passing resolutions and ordinances
  • Approving the expenditure of money
  • Levy taxes
  • Approve subdivisions, zoning, and other land use regulations
  • Deal with other issues that affect the Village of Bensenville

The President appoints the Village Administrator with the approval of the Board. The Village Administrator carries out the policies and oversees the daily operation of Village business.