The City of Reynoldsburg is a Charter City and Council is the legislative body, comprised of three At-Large members (representing the entire city), four Ward members (representing a respective area of the city), and a Council President, elected from the city at-large. The term for each office is four years.
Council has four standing committees responsible for finance, service, safety, and community development. The President of Council may appoint special committees for limited purposes, subject to the approval of a majority of Council.
Reynoldsburg is known as "The Birthplace of the Tomato". The tomato was 'born' in Reynoldsburg in the 19th century with the help of local favorite son Alexander W. Livingston. Livingston developed the 'Paragon Tomato', billed as the first ever tomato bred for commercial use. His legacy lives on in the Livingston House and Museum on Graham Road, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes.