Riverton City Hall FlagRiverton City is a city of the 3rd class as defined by the Utah Code. There are six elected officials that make up the governing body: a mayor and five council members. The governing body holds all authority to adopt ordinances, pass resolutions, adopt annual budgets, regulate zoning and land development, establish City fees, create long-range plans for City services and utilities and oversee the provision of numerous other City services.

The form of government adopted in the City is Mayor/Council with the duties of a City Manager established by ordinance. This means that the City Council has delegated the operational and day-to-day responsibilities of managing the City, its employees and services to a professional full-time City Manager. The City Manager oversees all City departments and reports directly to the Mayor and City Council.

The City Council conducts meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. In these meetings the Council conducts business by making motions, passing ordinances and resolutions and otherwise taking official action by vote of the Council members on City matters. Citizens may also address the City Council directly at the beginning of each meeting.

City Council members are elected for terms of four years and terms are staggered so that only three elected officials’ terms expire at the same time. Municipal elections occur in odd years (2017, 2019, 2021, etc.) and are held during general elections on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.