The Village of Carpentersville operates under the council-manager form of government in which an elected Board, consisting of the President (chief elected official) and six Trustees, appoints a professional manager to oversee the day-to-day operation of government services and programs. The council-manager form of government combines the leadership of elected officials with the experience of a professional manager.

The Village Clerk is appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Trustees. The Clerk serves as the recording secretary for the Board of Trustees and as the local election officer for all municipal elections.

Mission Statement 

The Village of Carpentersville is committed to providing its citizens with the best possible health, safety, and public service to allow for balanced growth with effective financial management and planning.