Welcome to the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center!
The City of Geneva offers 11 different neighborhoods, each with an active resident population that have pride of place in their community.
What is the GNRC?
In 2018, the neighborhood associations wanted to have some new materials to explain the GNRC’s work! The GNRC had an identity that needed to be shared and understood by more of our residents with more visibility, providing a brief glimpse into the goals and purpose of the office. All of this works shares additional details in different mediums on the five main purposes of the GNRC; to build leadership, inform, share responsibility, build relationships, and have fun. Please check out our new poster and brochure here:
History of the GNRC
In 2008, there were many paradoxes that faced the city of Geneva. Local government and citizens recognized the thirty years of decline which included “substantial labor market hurdles, housing challenges, and downtown problems,” and needed to cease conducting business as usual in order to help bring the City out of its ongoing recession. In the process of examining economic development and planning, a study was commissioned to identify what could be done to provide Geneva a shot of revitalization and growth.
In 2008, the Neighborhood Study was conducted by czb, LLC., which paved the way for residents to create and act on their own initiatives.
With the conduction of this study, the Office of Neighborhood Initiatives, a city of Geneva department was initiated and tasked to take charge of these growing neighborhood problems, helping to build Geneva into a thriving small city with a vibrant downtown. Through massive collaborative efforts, seven years have brought about significant change, championing Geneva’s diverse neighborhoods and creating a Pride in Place that was a distant dream just under a decade ago.
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GNRC Vision, Mission, and Purpose
The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center is a conduit between the residents, the neighborhood associations that they have created, and City Government- assisting in the overcoming of challenges, improvements and beautification of neighborhoods, and bringing community members together in order to accomplish their own unique vision through their own eyes. The GNRC helps to facilitate events, provide opportunities to develop pride in place, and supports the notion that it is not what the City Government wants to accomplish, but what the City can do to help residents accomplish their goals.
The Neighborhoods of Geneva
The neighborhoods in Geneva each contain their own unique vision and character. Click on each of the neighborhoods listed to the to the right of this page to find out more, and explore all of the ways that Geneva residents work towards making this City the most incredible place to live for people of all ages.
The Geneva has had a number of accomplishments- and continues to thrive. In 2014 alone, 1357 resident volunteers and 3061 resident participants engaged in neighborhood events in the City of Geneva. In 2015, over 200 neighborhood association meetings, events and project work parties involving 1000 resident volunteers and 2850 resident participants (equating to over 2500 volunteer hours of dedication) showed the passion that residents have in making their neighborhoods good for all prospective and current residents.
Check out each neighborhood profile to see the specific accomplishments for each individual neighborhood.
Contact the GNRC
Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center
47 Castle Street
Geneva, NY 14456