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Press Release from the Mayor of Geneseo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM CITY OF GENESEO MAYOR KATHY CARROLL-DUDA Subject: City of Geneseo Taking Proactive Measures Regarding COVID-19 Late this afternoon, I met with leaders in our community including: The Chamber of Commerce, Hammond Henry Hospital, Park...

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Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Crew Members

Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Crew Members

The City of Geneseo is now accepting applications for Seasonal Roles in the City's Park and Cemetery Departments. Duties will include mowing, weed eating, landscaping, painting and other summer maintenance related tasks. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and...

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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



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
Tue 14

City Council Meeting

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 28

City Council Meeting

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
May 12

City Council Meeting

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
May 26

City Council Meeting

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 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

Discover Geneseo

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Visit Our Beautiful Parks

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Shop Our Downtown

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Enjoy Our Restaurants