The city of Henderson received its charter only relatively recently, in 1965. The mayor and city council have legislative power of the city through the charter; the city manager is charged with executive duties and general administration of the city. The mayor and four city councilmen are elected at large on a nonpartisan basis, and councilmen must be from different wards of the city's four wards. Majority vote by the mayor and city council decides on all issues, including land use, business licensing, city ordinances, and city fund expenditures.
Head Official: Mayor Jim Gibson (D) (since 1997; current term expires 2009)
Total Number of City Employees: 2,781 (2005)
City Information: City Hall, 240 Water St., Henderson, NV 89009; telephone (mayor and council) (702)267-2085