|Mayor:||Andy A. Hafen|
|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|
|Population in 2013:||270,811|
Hispanic or Latino 14.9%
African American 5.1%
Two or More Races 4.8%
|Median household income:||$66,141|
|High school graduation rate:||92.4%|
|College graduation rate:||30.8%|
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Nevada State Legislature
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- 1 City government
- 2 Elections
- 3 Budget
- 4 Contact information
- 5 Ballot measures
- 6 Lobbying
- 7 City website evaluation
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a full list of Henderson city boards and commissions, see here.
The city of Henderson, Nevada will hold elections for city council on June 2, 2015. A primary will take place on April 7, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is February 5, 2015. Three of the four city council seats are up for election.
Henderson's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2015 was $482 million.
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.
- See also: Clark County, Nevada ballot measures
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. 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. 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|
City website evaluation
|Transparency grading process|
See also: Evaluation of Nevada city websites
This website was most recently evaluated on 17 November 2012
- Budgets are available and archived for three years
- Elected officials
- Elected officials are listed with names, phone numbers, and physical addresses
- Administrative officials
- Administrative officials are listed with names, email addresses, phone numbers, and physical addresses
- Building permits and zoning
- Some information on building permits is available
- Audits are available and archived for three years
- Bids and RFPs are available
- Public Records
- Tax rates are available
- Tax revenues are listed in the budget.
- 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 over $10,000 are not available.
- Does not disclose membership in government sector lobbying organizations
- Does not disclose money spent on lobbying efforts.
- U.S. Census Bureau, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on October 27, 2014
- City of Henderson, "Government," accessed on October 27, 2014
- City of Henderson, "Mayor and Council," accessed on October 27, 2014
- City of Henderson, "Mayor," accessed on October 27, 2014
- City of Henderson, "Boards and Commissions," accessed on October 27, 2014
- City of Henderson, "2015 Municipal Elections," accessed September 19, 2014
- City of Henderson, "2015 Budget at-a-glance," accessed on October 27, 2014
- Open Secrets, "City of Henderson, NV," accessed on October 27, 2014
- U.S. House of Representatives: Office of the Clerk, "Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance," accessed on November 11, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Methodology," accessed on November 11, 2014
- City of Henderson, "Budget Reports," accessed on November 17, 2012
- City of Henderson, "Mayor and Council," accessed on November 17, 2012
- City of Henderson, "City Manager," accessed on November 17, 2012
- City of Henderson, "Permits and Plan Check," accessed on November 17, 2012
- City of Henderson, "CAFR," accessed on November 17, 2012
- City of Henderson, "Records Services Frequently Asked Questions," accessed on November 17, 2012
- City of Henderson, "City Clerk," accessed on November 17, 2012
- City of Henderson, "Economic development," accessed on November 17, 2012
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