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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


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