The village is the legal community unit which has borders with the authority to regulate and manage the affairs of government, the interests of the local community based community initiatives, the right of origin, and / or customary rights recognized and respected in the governance system of the Republic of Indonesia. Village Government headed by a village chief in charge to organize the affairs of governance, development, and social development. The village public relations with its village government established either has a value of more successful role played by the village head in fostering community.
Development of rural communities concerned will a program run by the village head, namely whether the program is able to bring a better impact for the future for the people of the village. The role of the village head is very influential in the success of a program that can be achieved when it is carrying out a role as a catalyst, integrator and communicator.
This research was conducted with interview and observation in Sungai Buluh Ungar District of Karimun, the purpose of this study was to ascertain how the role of the village chief related community development in the implementation of clean water programs and community-based sanitation.
The results showed that the role of village heads in rural community development in 2015 in clean water programs and community-based sanitation have successfully implemented a program that is appropriate and beneficial to the rural communities of Sungai Buluh. It is seen from the use of such access until now by the rural people of Sungai Buluh. The village head is able to establish good communication and is able to become a hub for the community during the program until the results of the program have been able to benefit the community.
Key word : Role, Development, Head of Village, Sungai Buluh