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Arbor Day Celebration

On Friday, April 26th City of Genoa hosted our annual Arbor Day celebration by planting a Swamp White Oak tree. The tree was dedicated to Jan Melton, retired City Arborist and 30-year Tree City USA award winner. Residents and Public Works employees were in attendance as Mayor Brust presented Jan with a plaque to show our sincerest appreciation. In addition to being the City Arborist, Jan pioneered the Genoa Prairie and Woodland for all to enjoy. Thank you Jan for all that you do for Genoa!


Watershed Goals Workshop

The City is hosting a Watershed Goals Workshop in conjunction with Watershed Steering Committee of the Central South Branch of the Kishwaukee River. The workshop will take place on April 18th, 6 pm a City Hall. We encourage those who live or own property within the watershed to attend the workshop to help the Watershed Steering Committee focus on efforts to restore impaired waters and protect unimpaired waters within the watershed.

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Food Hub Kitchen Space

Discover the potential for culinary entrepreneurship through our shared kitchen space at the Food Hub, a partnership between the City of Genoa and DeKalb County Community Gardens. Designed to support cottage businesses, our kitchen offers a practical solution for those seeking to expand their culinary ventures. With rental options tailored to individual needs, aspiring chefs and food artisans can access basic kitchen amenities to kickstart their businesses.

For inquiries about renting a space, please contact Haleigh Hunger: at or 815-761-7313. Join in nurturing local talent and fostering economic growth through food innovation.

Haleigh Hunger | Program Director

Genoa Area Community Food Hub


415 W Main St  Genoa IL


No Parking on City Streets

As a reminder, there is no parking on City Streets from 2 AM to 5 AM between December 1st and March 31st. This is to allow for effective snow clearing operations. Also, all City Streets are snow routes, which means no parking is permitted after a 2 inch snowfall until streets are cleared. 

Christmas Tree Pickup

Waste Management, along with many other services, offers a Christmas tree pickup starting in the last week of December through the end of January. Christmas trees will be picked up on the day of the regularly scheduled refuse and recycling pickup. 


code-redLink to GPD | The City of Genoa has implemented an emergency telephone notification service, CodeRED. This link to the Genoa PD site has additional info regarding this service and a resident enrollment form. Click the picture to the left to go directly to the sign up page.

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