Mendota Heights is home to more than 11,000 residents and approximately 750 businesses. The City is known for its natural beauty and exceptional quality of life. Along with a multitude of housing options, residents also have convenient access to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as award-winning restaurants, retail, arts and entertainment venues in the Twin Cities metro area.
Mendota Heights operates under the Plan A form of government, the most common type of city government in Minnesota. The City Council consists of a mayor and four council members, who are elected at large. Local elections are held in November of even-numbered years. The Mayor is elected to a two-year term, and Council members are elected to four-year terms.
The City Council legislates for the city and sets administrative policy. The City Administrator, who is appointed by the City Council, serves as the chief administrative officer for the city. The administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of the city and implements the policies of the City Council.