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We are very proud of our small and unique community. Our Village was founded in 1930.  It is one of the smaller communities in Wisconsin with approximately 1600 residents and covering an area of 5.5 square miles. Our population density could well be one of the lowest among urban municipalities.
When you drive around River Hills you will quickly recognize it is a bucolic Village that blends a sense of community and privacy.  We have mature forests and most of our homes are on five acre or larger properties. Tranquility, security, and feeling of being close to nature are hallmarks of our living experience. Many homes are located on the scenic Milwaukee River which offers sport fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Excellent shopping and restaurants are close to River Hills although there are no commercial properties within the village.
Nevertheless, we are only nine miles, or fifteen minutes from the center of Milwaukee, a vibrant city with outstanding cultural venues, professional sports, and numerous global corporate headquarters. Homes in the village are available in a wide range of prices and styles, with the median price approximately $700,000. Over 99% of the homes are single family and owner occupied.
We are fortunate to have some of the finest schools in Wisconsin including Nicolet High School, University School of Milwaukee, and New World Montessori School. Public Safety and a “user friendly” Village government are high priorities.  Our Police and Public works departments are dedicated to keeping the Village safe, comfortable and beautiful throughout the year.  We have an extremely well trained police force and we share an exceptional fire department with surrounding communities. Within the Village there is the nationally known Lynden Sculpture Garden, a private tennis club and golf club, and three houses of worship.
 We hope you will find the information you are seeking on our website and that you will browse it to get to know our Village better.

Search for Village Manager

The Village of River Hills is seeking a new Village Manager (because the incumbent is retiring). The Village Manger is the chief administrative officer of the Village. Reporting to the Village Manager are an experienced Public Works Superintendent, Chief of Police and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. The Village Manager supervises all statutory functions of the Village. River Hills is led by an executive Board of Trustees who appreciate professional leadership from their Village Manager. They establish policy where needed, look to the manager for analysis and recommendations on important matters while delegating to the manger day-to-day administrative activities. The Board is looking for an experienced municipal professional, with demonstrated proficiency in finance, technology and public relations. Candidates should have a comprehensive understanding of municipal operations with a commitment to servicing residents.

Located in the northern part of Milwaukee County, River Hills is a wooded, pastoral community of 1,600 residents. Incorporated in 1930, the Village has 650 single family residential properties many of which are five acres or larger. The Village annual budget approximates $3.5 million Budget. Our full-time workforce of 20 long-term employees take pride in providing excellent service to village residents.

To apply please send your resume via email to or by USPS to Chris Lear, Village Manager-River Hills, 7650 N. Pheasant Lane, River Hills, WI 53217, website is:

Applications will be received beginning on the posting date and will be received through January 15, 2018.

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Phone: (414) 352-8213
River Hills, WI 53217
7650 N. Pheasant Lane