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Geneseo City Hall  Service Changes due to COVID-19

Geneseo City Hall Service Changes due to COVID-19

While the City Hall, Police Department, and Chamber Building remains open at this time, the following changes are being implemented beginning Tuesday, 11/24/2020 to reduce foot traffic and in-person transactions with staff inside of the building: The walk-up Utility...

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Now Hiring: Custodian – Part Time

Now Hiring: Custodian – Part Time

The City of Geneseo is excited to announce the recruitment process for a part time Custodian. Please review the job description below, and follow the link to complete the job application process. This part time role will average 20 hours of work per week at a starting...

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Police Officer Lateral Recruitment

Police Officer Lateral Recruitment

Thank you for your interest with the Geneseo Police Department. We are currently accepting Lateral Applications until 4:00 pm on Friday, December 18, 2020. Please click on the link below to fill out the application. Lateral Police Officer Application **LATERAL ENTRY...

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Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome to Geneseo,

As Mayor of Geneseo it is my pleasure to be the first to welcome you to our great city that so many people love to call home.  For me, it was important to include my family in my welcome photo because “family” is a    core principal in what makes Geneseo such a wonderful community.  Many residents and their families have made Geneseo their home for generations.  We look after our friends and neighbors because we are all one family; and that family is called Geneseo.  So, if you are a new citizen to Geneseo let me say thank you for choosing Geneseo as your new community, and “welcome to the family”.
Our Community is unique and has much to offer.  From our historic downtown with ample shops and dining experiences to our many parks and recreational venues, there is no shortage of things to explore while in Geneseo.  When exploring our beautiful city, I think you will quickly feel part of and be welcomed as family.
Take a drive around, experience our amenities and I think you will see why Geneseo is a family of one where people want to live, work and play.
Mayor Sean A. Johnson



Why Geneseo

Geneseo is conveniently located on Interstate 80 just 20 minutes by interstate highway to a major international airport. There are eleven major Midwest cities located within 250 miles of Geneseo, including Chicago. The Mississippi River is a short distance away and easily accessible by one of the three major interstates: Interstate 80; Interstate 280; and Interstate 74.

Geneseo is known for its beautifully restored Victorian homes on tree lined streets reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. A thriving retail business and colorful downtown, coupled with old-fashioned festivals, parades, a local theater group and ice cream socials complete the picture of life in Geneseo.

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Our Vision

The City of Geneseo unifies key stakeholders and collaborates to develop and drive sustainable growth, while maintaining our small town atmosphere. Together our work will focus on Geneseo being recognized as an inviting, welcoming community of choice for people to live, work, play and grow.

“Community of Choice:” Geneseo is viewed as providing sustainable and safe, family-friendly neighborhoods, connectedness (technology), medical/healthcare services, recreational opportunities, shopping, restaurants, and a positive experience for all who live, work and play in Geneseo.

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Core Values

Integrity: We believe in honesty and transparency in all that we do.

Teamwork: We believe every person is a valued member that shall be treated with respect.

Commitment: We work hard to understand citizen and customer needs and strive to exceed their expectations.

Quality: We always strive for excellence and are committed to continuous improvement in all that we do.

Sustainability: We are committed to focusing on environmental, economic, and social initiatives for all members of our community.

Upcoming Events

Sat 12


December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Sat 12


December 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Tue 08

City Council Meeting

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 22

City Council Meeting

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jan 12

City Council Meeting

January 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jan 26

City Council Meeting

January 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Feb 09

City Council Meeting

February 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Feb 23

City Council Meeting

February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mar 09

City Council Meeting

March 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mar 23

City Council Meeting

March 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Apr 13

City Council Meeting

April 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Apr 27

City Council Meeting

April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Discover Geneseo

Small log over on one of the trails at Geneseo Prairie Park.

Visit Our Beautiful Parks

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Shop Our Downtown

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Enjoy Our Restaurants