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.


Council Vacancy

Chad Lowe chose not to run for another term on the Village Council, and so we will have a vacant seat effective January 1. We are hoping to fill the position by appointment at the Council meeting on Tuesday, January 21. The term runs through December 31, 2023. If you are interested in putting yourself forward as a candidate please contact Mayor Eric MacGilvray or a member of Council. It would be helpful if you could provide a brief statement of interest, including information about your background and qualifications.

The Village Council is Riverlea’s legislative body. It is composed of six members and votes on ordinances, resolutions and financial matters affecting the Village. It is also responsible for appointing and overseeing the work of other Village officials, including the Planning Commissioner, the Street Commissioner, and the Web Manager. The Council meets at 7 pm on the third Monday of each month except for January and February, when meetings fall on the third Tuesday. Special meetings may be called if there is exigent business that can’t wait until the next regular meeting. Meetings usually last about 1-2 hours, sometimes a little less and occasionally more. Council members must be eligible to vote in the state of Ohio and must have resided in the Village for at least one year. The salary is $500 per year.

Finally, let’s all thank Chad for his superb service on Council. He played a key role on many fronts, most notably on the infrastructure committee, and his presence will be sorely missed.