Village President & Board of Trustees


The Howard Village Board meets regularly the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Board Room (back entrance) at Howard Village Hall, 2456 Glendale Ave.

Village Board meetings are open to the public, and residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Guide to Village Board Meetings can help visitors understand how meetings are run and the opportunities to speak.  Meeting agendas are posted at Howard Village Hall and the Public Works Department and also are available on our website here. The online agendas include hyperlinks to all of the accompanying staff reports and other materials for each item of discussion.



About the Board

The Village President and Board of Trustees of Howard are responsible for establishing an annual village tax rate, approving an annual budget, setting all formal village policies, and establishing the strategic direction of the village. The village president serves a three-year term and is responsible for making appointments to numerous boards and commissions and for chairing the Village Board meetings.

The trustees each serve two-year terms. The trustees for Districts 1, 2, 7 and 8 (or the outside wards) are elected in the spring of odd years (2021, 2023, etc.) The trustees representing Districts 3, 4, 5 and 6 (or the inside wards) are on the spring ballot in even years (2022, 2024, etc.) You can identify your ward and representing trustee by locating your address on the Village Ward Map. 

Running for Office

The candidacy process for the Village Board of Trustees and Municipal Judge begins Dec. 1 of each year. The municipal judge serves a four-year term (2021-2025). The village president serves a three-year term (2023-2026), and the trustees serve terms as outlined above. The village president and municipal judge are at-large positions, and candidates for those positions must reside within the Village of Howard. Trustees represent individual districts, and candidates must reside within the district they want to represent. 

Candidates must circulate nomination papers and collect at least 20 signatures from residents within their district. Nomination papers and a Declaration of Candidacy Form are available at Howard Village Hall starting Dec. 1, and the paperwork must be returned by 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday in January. To receive an electronic copy of the candidacy paperwork, email your request to: