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Geneva Beautification Committee – Passing of the Trowel

Co-Chairs of the Geneva Beautification Committee L to R: Janice Lucchetti, Jena Villarreal, Kathy McNeil and Kristie Dienst

Four long-time Geneva residents, and gardeners in their own rights, will serve as the new Co-Chairs of the Geneva Beautification Committee in 2018.  Kristie Dienst, Janice Lucchetti, Kathy McNeil and Jena Villarreal unanimously agreed to take on the leadership roles passed down to them by Dorothy Flanagan and Sherri Weitl who served as Co-Chairs for the last twenty years. 

“We love this town and our community, and we wanted to see the hard work and dedication Dorothy Flanagan and Sherri Weitl put into beautifying this town continue well into the future,“ stated Kathy McNeil.

Currently, the Geneva Beautification Committee boasts well over one hundred and fifty volunteers that are responsible for planting and maintaining over fifty gardens in downtown Geneva. A core group of about 20 volunteers oversee the daily operations but the majority of the planting and tending is carried out by a dedicated group of residents (even some non-residents), businesses and local organizations.

For additional information and to find out how you can help, check the Geneva Beautification website at