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 that 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 your business.  My wife Rhonda and I have a son, AJ, and own a local business called 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 truly a City that 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 Edwardsville.


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