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The forward-thinking City of Geneva operates under a mayor-council form of government composed of a mayor and 10 aldermen representing five wards. The City Council meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in order to discuss matters of business and policy concerning the community. The Committee of the Whole meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

The community works closely with local government in order to enhance the quality of life enjoyed in Geneva. Citizen participation is highly encouraged at the monthly City Council meetings and through nearly a dozen city boards, committees and commissions that cover various initiatives such as cultural arts, beautification and historic preservation.

Community safety and prevention is safeguarded by both the Geneva Police Department and the Geneva Fire Department. Forty-nine dedicated sworn officers comprise the Geneva Police Department, as well as 13 civilian employees. In addition to crime prevention, the department offers a number of community programs and educational services including Internet Safety and Crime Prevention Programs, Operation Senior Care, Drug/Medication Collection Program, Kane County Safe Kids, their child ID program and many programs in cooperation with the Geneva schools.

The Geneva Fire Department, formed in 1895, originally consisted of 14 members. Today, the department has 20 career, 50 Paid on Call, and six contractual members who responded to nearly 2,600 incidents in 2014. The department provides a wide array of emergency and non-emergency services to the community that include but are not limited to: fire suppression, paramedic-based emergency medical care and transport, hazardous material assessment/mitigation, technical rescue response, life safety education programs that target grade school children and senior residents of the community, fire code enforcement, CPR classes, as well as home and business safety inspections.

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