About Us

The HANA Community


The Historic Arlington Neighborhood Association, HANA, is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, directly north of the central business district in one of the earliest settled sections of the village.


HANA is a not-for-profit geographically based organization established in 1980 serving approximately 600 households.  It is governed by a volunteer board of community members that are elected annually. 


HANA is guided by its mission in serving its residents to make our neighborhood a better place to live. We are a diverse community of homes and homeowners, and we value being good neighbors. Read more about Our History.

HANA is committed to building a vibrant community by

Increasing civic awareness for its residents

Fostering community spirit

Promoting neighborhood character of history and innovation  

HANA Map & Amenities

HANA is conveniently located within walking distance of the downtown Arlington Heights business district which holds many shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, including the seasonal Arlington Alfresco in which sections of the central business district are transformed into pedestrian-only, open-air dining areas. HANA is also within walking distance of the Metra train station, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Ridge Center Exercise Facility and Indoor Pools, Farmers’ Market, and multiple parks with regular outdoor concerts and events.

Map of HANA Community Boundary and Landmarks
1.  Festival Park2.  Memorial Park3.  Arlington Ridge Center (ARC)4   Arlington Heights Memorial Library5.  Arlington Heights Historical Society6.  Farmers’ Market
  7.  Metra Train Station - UP-NW Line  8.  Village Preschool and North School Park  9.  Christian Liberty Academy and Church10. St. James Catholic Church and School11. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School12. Luther Village

Our Mission

HANA serves as an advocate for the best interests of the community by engaging in the following endeavors:

HANA’s success is directly attributable to its residents’ participation and support.

Past Accomplishments


HANA Committees

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Event Planning 

Organize our two signature events: The Annual Summer Picnic and HANA Old Fashioned Christmas. Organize other events 
to bring the community together.

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Community Relations

Serve as ambassadors of HANA. Leverage partnerships with the Village and find ways for HANA to participate in local activities. Join the HANA Welcoming Team.

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Shared Services

Connect HANA neighbors who have needs for services with neighbors and vendors to match those needs. Update and maintain HANA service directory.

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Connect HANA neighbors through simple and shared methods of communication, whether it be the newsletter, Facebook page, email list, website or other social media.

If you're interested in joining any of our committees, please let us know!

Officers and Board

HANA board meetings are held once a month 8 times per year from September through May. 

Meetings are open to all and residents are encouraged to attend. Please reference Our Events for more details.

Community Scene with Dogs Being Walked


President:  Tom Gaynor

Vice President:  Brendan Eitz

Treasurer:  Laurie Thomson

Secretary:  Kelly Marks

Board Members

Newsletter Editor

Celeste Cecchi

Block Captain Coordinator

Sue Gaynor

HANA Bylaws

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HANA uses the Articles of Organization as its main governing document and it adheres to these bylaws that have been defined for our nonprofit neighborhood association.