Art Risavy

City Hall
Title: Mayor
Phone: 618-692-7531
Art Risavy

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 which has been in the area for close to 60 years started by my father, Arthur Risavy. 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 and 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 and 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

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