Government

Geneva City HallCities in New York State are created by Charter. The City of Geneva's Charter outlines a Council-Manager form of government (PDF), in which a City Council provides policy and legislative direction to the City Manager, who oversees a staff charged with execution of Council's mission and vision.

Review a copy of our Rules of Procedures (PDF).

The City of Geneva is governed by a nine-member City Council. Six members are elected by wards divided geographically by population.