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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.

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On Tuesday January 11, 2022, at approximately 09:23 a.m. a solid waste truck operated by Eagle Enterprises Recycling was collecting garbage in the area of a municipal alley on the West side of the 100 block of S. State Street. The driver of this vehicle began backing down the alley when it struck a City of Geneseo Municipal Utilities pole. The impact of this vehicle caused the utility pole to break. The breaking of the pole caused the tension on the utility wires to break additional poles in this alley. Two of the poles fell onto nearby buildings and into the alleyway.

Power to nearby businesses and residences was disrupted for a about 60 minutes until the Geneseo Municipal Utilities could confine the outage to the west side of the 100 block of S. State and the east side of the 100 block of S. Center Street. Currently power continues to be out in this area.

Due to the substantial damage to the electrical, phone and cable assets in this area, utilities in this area are expected to be restored later today or tomorrow.

There were no injuries, however several businesses were affected due to this outage causing them to close and displaced their workers for the duration of the outage.

The driver of the vehicle will be cited for improper backing of a motor vehicle.
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A garbage truck pulled down two utility poles in the alley between 1st and 2nd Street. Crews are on the scene however, it will take some time to replace these poles. Please avoid this area! We appreciate your patience. City Hall is always a warming station for anyone in need. ... See MoreSee Less

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