About Us

The HANA Community

WHERE

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.


WHAT

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.


WHY

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.

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:


  • Enhancing community welfare

  • Promoting neighborhood character of history and innovation

  • Disseminating pertinent civic information

  • Serving as a sounding board for relevant concerns of members

  • Organizing social activities

  • Providing a neighborhood referral source

  • Representing HANA residents at village meetings


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




Past Accomplishments

  • Park Creation and Beautification

  • Neighborhood Watch Program

  • HANA Street Signage

  • Residential Zoning Laws

  • HANA Historical Publications

  • Charity Fundraisers


HANA Committees

Event Planning

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

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.

Shared Services

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

Communication

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.


Note: Due to COVID-19 in-person meetings have been temporarily suspended.

Officers


President: Tom Gaynor

Vice President: Brendan Eitz

Treasurer: Laurie Thomson

Secretary: Kelly Marks

Board Members

  • Erica Chianelli

  • Georgia Hammeril

  • Jon Lewis

  • Vivian Menzies

  • Ed Sobon


Newsletter Editor

Erica Chianelli


Block Captain Coordinator

Ed Sobon


HANA Bylaws

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.