Mayor Pete


Pete Williams is a longtime resident of Riverside and proudly calls it home with his wife and their three sons.

As Mayor, Pete has made Riverside a place where families can grow and business can thrive. Our city is now on the map as an economic leader and a great place for folks to settle down.


Renewed Private
Investment in Our City

Pete has created an economic environment that invites businesses to invest in our city – without any tax incentives. Since 2020, we saw tens of millions of commercial dollars infused into Riverside from Kroger, Flying Ace, Circle K, and others.

Secured Funding for Our

We pay state and federal taxes – so we should see returns on our investments. Pete has leveraged state, regional, and federal dollars to fix and improve our city’s infrastructure – including state funding to rebuild the US 35 bridge.

Created a Clear Path Forward
for Riverside

Pete updated the city’s Strategic Plan (at no cost) and Land Use Plan so Riverside is prepared for smart growth. He also established the citizen-led Budget Committee to increase public input and enhance transparency.

Pete Williams brings years of experience to the office, including:

A 15-year career in economic development in our region

Serving on the Boards of Dayton Defense, The Wright-Patterson Community Partnership Initiative, & JobsOhio West

Working extensively in a leadership role with area business leaders and developers on projects big and small

Mayor Pete Williams will continue prioritizing development efforts and working directly with state and regional partners to make our lives better. He’ll keep leveraging the assets, location, and people that make Riverside great.

“I work for Riverside first - and always put Riverside first.”

Pete Williams’ Community
Board Positions

Dayton Defense Executive Board Member - 2017-Present

Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Winner 2019

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Dayton Graduate 2019

Dayton Regional Manufacturing Association Work Force Advisory Board – 2016-2019

Greene County Port Authority Executive Director - 2014-2016

Wright State University Regional Summit, Keynote Speaker - 2014

Clark State Community College Business Advisory Board – 2014 – 2016

Sinclair Community College Geography Information Sciences Advisory Board – 2012 – 2016

University of Dayton Public Administration Advisory Board - 2012– Present

Carroll High School Alumni Association - 2006-Present, President - 2014—2018

St. Helen Catholic School Parish Education Commission - 2008– 2016

St. Helen Catholic Church Parish Steward Committee Chair - 2010– Present

Dayton Region Military Collaborative 2014-2016

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Community Partnership Initiative Inaugural Leadership Council - 2014

Friends of the Dayton Metro Libraries 2014-Present; Vice President - 2017

American Veterans Heritage Center Trustee – 2019-2023

Welcome Dayton Board Member – 2023-Present

Pete Williams


Election Day Tuesday, November 7th