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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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The City of Geneseo is still looking for Part Time Crossing Guards. Apply Today!Looking for a Paid Opportunity to Serve the Geneseo School District, Geneseo Police Department, and Your Community as a Whole?

The City of Geneseo is currently looking to hire Part Time Substitute Crossing Guards. Substitute Guards will fill in when there are vacancies within the City. For example, when a permanently stationed crossing guard is sick or on vacation, a substitute guard will take the post. Primary duties of the Crossing Guard include: assisting children across school crosswalks, managing the steady flow of traffic, and utilizing hand signals and traffic signs. Candidates should have a flexible morning and afternoon schedule of availability to serve before and after school timeframes. Highly reliable and performing substitute guards will be offered permanent guard positions when they become available. Starting pay is $11.00/hour.

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The City of Geneseo is still looking for Part Time Crossing Guards. Apply Today!

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A Winter Morning in Geneseo

THANK YOU to all of the snow plow drivers who work to clear our roadways around the clock
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A Winter Morning in Geneseo

THANK YOU to all of the snow plow drivers who work to clear our roadways around the clock

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Snow plow drivers, you are so appreciated!

Snow plowing was my brother’s favorite job! He’s been gone over 25 years and I still run to the window to watch a snow plow go by! Miss you Carp! 😢

God bless all of them!!!

May the snowplow drivers and all frontline workers know they are wrapped in His comfort, care, and strength!

Way to go Street Department!! 👏🏼

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