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Acres Of Park Green Space With 5 Playgrounds


City Founded



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.

Richmond hill with flowers in Geneseo Countryside

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.

Mayor’s Welcome

“Welcome to the City of Geneseo’s website!  As a Geneseo native, it is an honor and a privilege for me to be able to serve the people in my community as Mayor.  I believe in the values that Geneseo was founded on back in 1836 where religion, education and community were so important, our founder rode by wagon over 700 miles to develop our city based on these simple ideals.”

Kathy Carroll-Duda


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

Upcoming Events

Jun 14

Music Fest

June 14 - June 16
Tue 28

Council Meeting

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jun 11

Council Meeting

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jun 25

Council Meeting

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jul 09

Council Meeting

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jul 23

Council Meeting

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aug 06

Council Meeting

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aug 20

Council Meeting

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sep 03

Council Meeting

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sep 17

Council Meeting

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oct 01

Council Meeting

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

City News

City Administrator Recruitment

The City of Geneseo is excited to announce the recruitment process for the next City Adminstrator. Please review the three important documents below in reference to the recruitment process for this position: City Administrator Recruitment Community Profile City...

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2019 Spring Clean Up

 SPRING CLEAN UP CITY OF GENESEO, RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS! Spring Clean Up Days: May 20-23 Ward 1- Monday Ward 2- Tuesday Ward 3- Wednesday Ward 4- Thursday Each City Ward will have ONLY ONE DAY FOR PICK UP Residents must have their items out by 6:00 a.m. on...

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Bike Trails at Prairie Park

Want to Get Involved With This Project? There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteer help on this project and the more help we get the faster the new trails will be ready for tires. Subscribe to the Geneseo Prairie Park forum to receive email updates about...

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