Henderson, Nevada

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Henderson, Nevada
General information
Andy Hafen.jpg
Mayor:Andy A. Hafen
Mayor party:Nonpartisan
Last mayoral election:2013
Next mayoral election:2017
Last city council election:2013
Next city council election:June 2, 2015
City council seats:5
2015 FY Budget:$482 million
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:270,811
Gender:50.8% Female
Race:White 68.7%
African American 5.1%
Asian 7.2%
Two or More Races 4.8%
Ethnicity:Hispanic or Latino 14.9%
Median household income:$66,141
High school graduation rate:92.4%
College graduation rate:30.8%
Related Henderson offices
Nevada Congressional Delegation
Nevada State Legislature
Nevada state executive offices
Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada. As of 2013, its population was 270,811.[1]

City government

See also: Council-manager government

The city of Henderson utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council, which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body, appoints a chief executive called a city manager to oversee day-to-day municipal operations and implement the council's policy and legislative initiatives.[2]

City manager

The city manager is the city's chief executive. The responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget and appointing departmental directors and other senior-level positions.[2]


The mayor is a member of city council. He or she presides over council meetings and official city ceremonies. The mayor also represents the city on the state, national and international levels. Andy A. Hafen is the current Mayor of Henderson.[3][4]

City council

The Henderson City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for adopting the city budget, approving mayoral appointees, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.[3]


The Henderson City Council is made up of five members, including the mayor. Four members are elected by the city's four districts, while the mayor is elected at-large.[3]

A current list of council members can be found here.

Boards and commissions

A series of advisory boards and commissions that are made up of non-elected citizens, whom city council members have appointed and approved, advises the Henderson City Council. The roles of these boards and commissions are to review, debate and comment upon city policies and legislation and to make recommendations to the city council.[5]

For a full list of Henderson city boards and commissions, see here.



See also: Henderson, Nevada municipal elections, 2015

The city of Henderson, Nevada was initially scheduled to hold elections for city council on June 2, 2015. A primary took place on April 7, 2015. Because one candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary election, the general election was called off. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 5, 2015. Three of the four city council seats were up for election.[6]


Henderson's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2015 was $482 million.[7]

Contact information

City Clerk's Office
Office of the City Clerk
Henderson City Hall
240 Water Street, MSC114
Henderson, Nevada 89015

To contact the mayor and individual council members, see here.

Ballot measures

See also: Clark County, Nevada ballot measures

The city of Henderson is in Clark County. A list of ballot measures in Clark County is available here.

Initiative process

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Nevada

Henderson is a charter city and follows the initiative and referendum process as dictated by general law in the state of Nevada.


In 2013, Henderson's federal lobbying related expenses amounted to approximately $40,000.[8] The issues for which the city filed in 2013, as well as the number of reports, can be seen in the box below. The issues column lists the generic issues that lobbyists working for local governments are required by law to disclose on quarterly federal disclosure forms.[9][10] The reports column gives the number of reports lobbyists filed in regards to each generic issue. To learn more about the details of the specific issues for which Henderson filed reports, read the federal disclosure forms by clicking the "Issues" links in the box below.

Federal Lobbying Issues, 2013
Reports Issues
4 Urban Development

City website evaluation

Meetings N
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Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning P
Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public Records
Local Taxes

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Transparency grading process

See also: Evaluation of Nevada city websites

This website was most recently evaluated on 17 November 2012

The good

  • Budgets
    • Budgets are available and archived for three years[11]
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with names, phone numbers, and physical addresses[12]
  • Administrative officials
    • Administrative officials are listed with names, email addresses, phone numbers, and physical addresses[13]
  • Building permits and zoning
    • Some information on building permits is available[14]
  • Audits
    • Audits are available and archived for three years[15]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are available
  • Public Records
    • Public records policy is available[16]
    • Contact information for the city clerk is available[17]
  • Taxes
    • Tax rates are available[18]
  • Tax revenues are listed in the budget.

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas and minutes are not posted and archived for three years
    • Meeting schedule is not posted
  • Elected officials
    • Email addresses are not listed for elected officials.
  • Building permits and zoning
    • Zoning information is not available
    • Permits are not available for download.
  • Contracts
    • Contracts over $10,000 are not available.
  • Lobbying
    • Does not disclose membership in government sector lobbying organizations
    • Does not disclose money spent on lobbying efforts.

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