City Council Members

Our City Council is the legislative body of the City of Geneseo. The Council is comprised of eight members elected by ward, with two members elected by each ward to staggered terms of two years.

Mayor Sean Johnson



Contact me 309-507-3530

First Ward:


Craig Arnold

Contact me 309-714-9003



Paula Simosky

Contact me 309-945-1040


Second Ward:


Robert Wachtel

Contact me 309-944-5175



Bob James

Contact me 309-489-6535


Third Ward:


Keith Kennett

Contact me 309-944-8444


Martin Rothschild

Contact me 309-314-2280


Fourth Ward:


Brett Barnhart

Contact me 309-232-8179


Douglas Crow

Contact me 309-267-4427



Meeting Schedule:

Regular City Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. To be placed on the agenda under Audience Requests, please contact the City Clerk at 309.944.6419. Requests to be placed on the Agenda must be received by the Wednesday preceding the Tuesday meeting.

2019 Ward Map

City Charter

2019 Meeting Schedule

Past Aldermen