News and Events For The City of Geneva & The Geneva BID!

Arbor Day Foundation Names Geneva a 2022 Tree City USA®

LINCOLN, Nebraska (2/28/2023) – Geneva was named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day
Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Geneva achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S
Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

“Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees being planted and cared for by Geneva are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy to a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”

If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air
quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and extreme heat and flooding.
Geneva is doing its part to address these challenges for residents both now and in the future.

More information on the program is available at

About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership
organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.

As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at

Member News: The Town & City of Geneva Receive Grant for Sustainability Efforts With Focus on Food Waste Diversion!

From Mike Hibbard and our friends at the Finger Lakes Times.

Congratulations to our friends at the Geneva BID on a successful annual dinner and downtown beautification fundraiser, held at Bella’s Sicilian Ristorante on March 28th! 

*If you missed it, that’s ok- click here for their online auction, which will be open until May 1st! *