The Village of La Grange was incorporated on June 11, 1879, and operates under a Board-Manager form of government. La Grange is a non-home rule municipal corporation governed by the Village President and six trustees, who are elected to serve four-year overlapping terms. The Village Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and is appointed by the Board of Trustees, by an ordinance passed and adopted January 9, 1961. The Village Board is responsible for establishing Village policy which, in turn, is implemented on a day-to-day basis by the Village Manager and staff. The Village employees 91 full-time employees in six operating departments: Administration, Finance, Police, Fire, Community Development, and Public Works.