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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Welcome To The City Of Geneva Kudos Page

Public-sector employees seem to have a target on their backs these days. The "sound-bite" rhetoric downgrading the value of public workers seems pervasive and simply acceptable in our current political culture.

Although compliments are few an...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Community Development: Building Division 'Knowledgable, Helpful & Friendly'

In a phone call to the Building Division, the general contractor for Park Place wanted to let staff know how impressed he is with the Community Development Department's hiring of new Building Inspector Brian Fragassi. The contractor said, the department...Read on...
Posted on: February 7, 2017

City Administrator's Office: Communications 'Are Top Notch'

Email to Communications Coordinator Kevin Stahr Just a quick note to say that you are doing awesome work. A few years ago, when I was with Patch, it surprised me that Geneva took so long to get the word out when there was breaking news or an emergency th...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2016

Police Department: Helping Resident With Keys Locked In Car

Kudos to Community Service Officer Brad Koontz! I never knew that the Geneva Police Department will help out when keys get locked in the car. But sure enough, they do! They saved me a service charge from road side assistance. Thank you! Mary (written on ...Read on...
Posted on: October 30, 2016

Police Department: Officer Boedigheimer Serves Our Community Well

Hello Mr. Passarelli, I've written a few letters about the officers who serve our community. Today I'm writing about Officer Penny Boedigheimer. Somehow she managed to park at the correct place, at the correct time, to catch me speeding (40 in a 30) alo...Read on...
Posted on: October 19, 2016

Public Works Department: Water Monitor Installation, Addressing Concerns

Thanks a lot for the quick help on the water monitor install. Your peeps were super fast and professional!

Also, great drainage concern meeting the other night, you guys really showed your community ethic. We appreciate what your team does, it means ...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Public Works Department: Chamber Appreciates Festival Of The Vine Assistance

Thanks to Public Works Streets and Fleet Superintendent Nate Landers and the entire crew for all the support and assistance with Festival of the Vine. It was very successful - good weather does that. Everything we needed was in place, and we appreciate t...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Public Works Department: Quick Response To Clean Up Street

I telephoned the Public Works Office this morning to request that someone clean up/dispose of two (what appeared to be) foxes that were killed and lying in the middle of the road on West North Street.

I see that they have been cleared from the road. T...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Police Department: Hot Weather Does Not Deter Officer Working At Geneva Arts Fair

(Posted on Twitter about the Geneva Arts Fair) In brutal 90 degree heat and 80 percent humidity, (a Geneva police officer) was wearing a heavy non-breathing uniform and carrying a 25-pound kit, but looked immaculate and was still happily smiling and chatt...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Public Works Department: Lowering Buffalo Box

(Email to our Water Division) Just a note to let you know how pleased I was with your service crew this morning. I called yesterday regarding lowering my buffalo box and just moments ago your two-man crew arrived to lower the cover.

They were both effi...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Public Works Department: Friendly Tree Trimming Service

(Published as Letter to the Editor - Kane County Chronicle) To Geneva residents, we would like to thank and acknowledge the City of Geneva staff on their expert trimming of our parkway trees recently.

Kudos to all of them.

They used great care when ...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2016

Fire & Police Department: Response To Bad Smoke Detector

(Posted on Facebook) A huge "thank you" to officer Mike Walker of the Geneva Police Department and the two Geneva firefighters on the Gold Shift at Station No. 2 (unfortunately did not get their names) who responded to our house very early this ...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

City Administrator: McKittrick Wins 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award

Employee Spotlight: City Administrator Mary McKittrick McKittrick has earned the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. The society’s membership recognizes excep...Read on... Read More About McKittrick's Career
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Building Division: Team Provides Great Customer Service

A contractor called to thank Geneva's Building Division for all the great work performed by its employees, including the staff answering questions, explaining inspections, being fair and providing ideas to aid in his remodel project.

The contractor sai...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Public Works: Fixing A Water Main Break

Employee Spotlight: James Childress, Mike Glock and Jake Huggins

A resident on Andover Lane called to thank the Public Works Department's Water Division crews for their quick response to fix a water main break in her neighborhood.Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Fire Department: Thanks For Attending Career Day

Employee Spotlight: Chief Steve Olson and Mark Shultz

Thank you so much for your time this morning at Geneva High School's Career Chat Day! Our students truly learn so much from this opportunity and it is very much appreciated.

Sarah ThompsonRead on...