Welcome to Riverlea!

Incorporated in 1939, the Village of Riverlea is a quiet, leafy residential community of just over 600 people, situated between High Street and the Olentangy River just north of Columbus. We are a fifteen minute drive from the Ohio State University campus and a twenty minute drive from downtown Columbus. It’s a short walk to the shops, restaurants, and village green of downtown Worthington, and a short ride to the scenic Olentangy bike trail. Our children attend Evening Street Elementary School, Kilbourne Middle School, and Thomas Worthington High School in the Worthington school district. All three schools are located within a mile of the Village.


2019 Election

Four elected positions in Riverlea will be on the ballot in November: the Mayor (incumbent Eric MacGilvray), the Clerk-Treasurer (incumbent Josh Mehling), and two Council positions (incumbents Scott Gordon and Chad Lowe). Any resident who is interested in running for one of these positions will need to create a nominating petition (available here) and collect a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 signatures from registered voters who live in Riverlea. The filing deadline is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 7, at the Franklin County Board of Elections, 1700 Morse Road. There is a filing fee of $30. Candidates must have lived in Riverlea for at least one year to be eligible to run. More information about the Village Government is available under the Village Government tab above; more information about the election is available from the Franklin County Board of Elections. Please feel free to contact Mayor Eric MacGilvray if you have any questions.