About This Place
Maryland Heights is a second-ring West-Central suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 26,339 as of 2006. The city was incorporated in 1985. Edwin L Dirck was elected the city's first mayor. Mark M. Levin has been City Administrator since August 1985.
Maryland Heights is located at 38°43′10″N 90°26′51″W / 38.719551°N 90.447467°W / 38.719551; -90.447467 (38.719551, -90.447467). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 square miles (61.0 km2), of which, 21.4 square miles (55.4 km2) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it (9.29%) is water.
The city of Maryland Heights is a Third-Class Statutory City. It is governed by a Mayor who serves a four year term and a City Council made up of eight members. The city is divided into four wards. Two council-people are elected from each ward to serve on a city council for two year terms. The city is constructing a new government center to be completed in the summer of 2008. The city has offered internships in public administration since 1986.