A message from William Wadsworth,
the Supervisor of the Town of Geneseo, NY
Located near the ancient Seneca Indian meeting place called Big Tree, Geneseo (Seneca for Beautiful Valley) was, and continues to be, an important crossroad where people gather to live and interact in a regional center of family, education and commerce. It is only natural that SUNY Geneseo was established here. It is also natural that business has thrived here through many of our nation's challenging times. People like it here.
Geneseo has a growing tourism industry with many fine and varied accommodations. Geneseo is home to the Livingston County Historical Society and the 1941 Historical Aircraft Museum. There are art galleries, restaurants, and wineries.
Residents and visitors have access to public parks and open spaces for biking, hiking, historic sights, walking tours, winter fun, and water sports on Conesus Lake and the Genesee River.
We believe in Geneseo; good people live here and contribute through a myriad of public and private organizations to bring excellence to the forefront of our experience. Geneseo is a resilient community able to grow with hands firmly fixed on what is great about our past and what is possible for our future.
A message from Margaret Duff,
the Mayor of the Village of Geneseo, NY
Being a village that is a home to a State University that boasts a population of students from all over the world, we must celebrate the diversity that enriches our everyday lives while committing ourselves to tolerance and equity for everyone. As has been said countless times in the aftermath of these tragedies, silence emboldens hate. We encourage our community to follow our example and not stay silent, but to speak up when intimidating, harmful, or violent tactics are deployed by any person or group towards another. We envision our community as one where we embrace all forms of diversity we encounter in our lives with kind words, open arms, and a commitment to justice. We encourage the full enjoyment of the first amendment right to free speech and expression, so long that it be fully aware of the line between free speech and hate speech. And we encourage everyone to live each day delighting in our inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, while working so that everyone around us may delight in theirs as well. Adopted November 5, 2018 at the Regular Board Meeting