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Reopening of City Hall and Police Department

*CITY HALL/POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING RE-OPENS TO THE PUBLIC* Effective Monday June 1, 2020 at 8:00, the Geneseo City Hall/PD Building will re-open to the public. Both of the walk-up utility windows in City Hall, along with the Police Department walk-up window will be...

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Spring Clean Up 2020

Spring Clean Up 2020

SPRING CLEAN UP 2020 CITY OF GENESEO REPUBLIC SERVICES RESIDENTIAL REFUSE CUSTOMERS! Spring Clean Up Days: May 18-21 Days are scheduled by quadrants, beginning in the Northwest. For a PDF of the map, click here. Residents must have their items out by 6:00 a.m. on...

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Fire Hydrant Flushing Spring 2020

Geneseo Water Division personnel will begin the water main/hydrant flushing program the morning of Monday, April 27, 2020. Hydrant flushing will occur between 4:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Hydrant flushing is anticipated to last through Friday, May 1, 2020. Water Division...

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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

Jul 08

Community Choir Concert

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jun 09

City Council Meeting

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jun 23

City Council Meeting

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jul 14

City Council Meeting

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jul 28

City Council Meeting

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aug 11

City Council Meeting

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aug 25

City Council Meeting

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sep 08

City Council Meeting

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sep 22

City Council Meeting

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oct 13

City Council Meeting

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oct 27

City Council Meeting

October 27 @ 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