Glendale is one of the region’s premiere locations in which to live, work and play. Known as the “Jewel City,” Glendale is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles County, with a population over 190,000. Glendale boasts a diverse and vibrant community. With safe and attractive residential neighborhoods, parks, libraries and other amenities, award-winning schools, and a quality of life that is unique and highly sought, Glendale is a shining example of exceptional municipal service. Incorporated in 1906, the City of Glendale has its own electrical and water utility service, a first-class fire department–and thanks to its Police Department–is one of the safest cities for its size in the country. Glendale is home to both global and nationally known corporations, and is a long-time retail and automotive sales center. Additionally, over 10,000 individuals are employed in its healthcare sector, anchored by Glendale Adventist Hospital, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Verdugo Hills Hospital. These sectors, in conjunction with the City’s active non-profit and community organizations, help shape Glendale’s dynamic environment. The City of Glendale is led by a Council-Manager form of government, and can be described as a leader among cities. Through the vision of the Glendale City Council, the City of Glendale is able to balance new growth and development while preserving a rich and honored heritage. City staff is professional, expert and focused on providing exceptional customer service, setting the standard for other local governments.