Message from the Mayor

It is an honor and a privilege to preside as the 32nd mayor of our great City of Edwardsville. Our City thrives because of people like you, who truly care about the long-term success of Edwardsville. The City of Edwardsville is a great place to live, raise your family, work and run a business. My wife, Rhonda, and I have a son, AJ, and own a local business, Swing City Music. Started by my father, Arthur Risavy, Swing City Music has been in the area for close to 60 years.  As mayor, I will draw on my experience as a small-business owner and my 10 years of public service as alderman to continue improving our City.

About Edwardsville

Edwardsville is a City that truly has something for everyone. Whether you're interested in our parks, bike trails, volunteer organizations, churches, local businesses, restaurants or night life, I encourage you to get out and experience all it has to offer.


As mayor of Edwardsville, I will do everything I can to ensure the long-term success of our City. My goal is to preserve and improve the quality of life for Edwardsville residents by focusing on the following priorities:

  • Keeping Edwardsville safe. I am a huge supporter of our Police & Fire Departments. They put their lives on the line for us every day.
  • Keeping our parks up to date
  • Cultivating a relationship with District 7, SIUE and Lewis & Clark Community College
  • Continue the revitalization of downtown
  • Business growth in our community and supporting our businesses
  • Maintaining quality roads and sidewalks 

Issues Important to Mayor Risavy

  • Public Safety - Supporter of Police & Fire
  • Infrastructure - Improving roads, streets & sidewalks
  • Water Quality & Production
  • Managed growth opportunities with a focus on North Main Street & the I-55 Corridor
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Economic Development
  • Environmentally - Conscious Decisions
  • Downtown Parking
  • Racial Diversity
  • Continued support of the Edwardsville Public Library, Main Street Community Center, Stephenson House, Edwardsville Children's Museum, Wildey Theatre, Watershed Nature Center & the Glen-Ed Food Pantry