Henderson is a suburban city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, within the Las Vegas metropolitan area of the Mojave Desert. It is the second largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with a population of 257,729 in the 2010 census. It occupies the southeast end of the Las Vegas Valley at an elevation of approximately 1,330 feet (410 m). The city received its charter from the State Legislature in 1953 establishing a Council/Manager form of government. The city is divided into four wards. A mayor is elected city-wide. Four councilmen are elected city-wide, but no more than one councilman can reside in each ward. Lorna Kesterson was elected as Henderson's first female mayor, serving two terms until 1993. She remains the only woman to serve as mayor to date. Fire prevention services are provided by the Henderson Fire Department and police services by the Henderson Police Department. Henderson is located at 36223N 1145852W / 36.03972N 114.98111W / 36.03972; -114.
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