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Community Relations

The City of Hastings understands the value of accurate and timely communication. Not only is communication a cornerstone to the City’s adopted CORE Values, but effective interaction engages the public in continuing to make Hastings a great place to live, work and visit. 

Communicating with the public is essential to the success of local government. The City of Hastings uses a variety of tools to keep the public informed of what is happening throughout the city as well as utilizing various means to gather information from citizens. Some of these include:

  • Rivertown News this robust City Newsletter is mailed to every household and business within our community with current events and seasonal reminders. We are constantly exploring ways to make this newsletter more valuable for the reader. If you have suggestions you think we should consider including in an upcoming newsletter, please let us know.
  • Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Are you following us on Twitter? If not you can find us @CityHastingsMN. The City of Hastings has been using these two forms of social media to stay connected with residents since February of 2010. Both have become a great way for the City to provide timely information and to allow community members to share their comments and connect with city officials and staff.
  • Radio Interviews, Each month a review of what has been happening around town and a preview of what is coming up can be heard when City of Hastings staff is featured as the guest on local AM radio 1460 KDWA’s In Depth Show.  This interview is aired on the third Thursday of each month beginning at 11 am. Topics range from recent City Council actions to current events, open houses or updates on projects going on around town. 
  • Watch City meetings and stay current on upcoming events and reminders with the Hastings Public Access Government Channel. Broadcast locally on Comcast channel 16, you can watch all City Commission meetings live or catch reruns throughout the day. Want to watch it from you computer when it’s convenient to you? Visit the Commission page you are interested in and view the video when you have time!
  • The City's Electronic Message Board (located at Highway 55 & Vermillion Street) is a great way to get quick updates and stay informed all while sitting at a red light!

It is the City’s intent to foster engagement, provide information, and receive feedback about what is happening in the City. We are continually looking into alternative ways to engage and communicate with the public. Please let us know if you have suggestions to enhance our communication efforts!

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