City of Hastings
The City of Hastings strongly encourages economic development along with retail retention and recruitment to provide citizens the opportunity to shop locally. Supported departments throughout the Hastings community include the administration, airport, auditorium, development services, fire department, human resources, library, museum, parks & recreation, police department, street department, and utilities.
Adams county business is conducted by
seven elected representative called the Board of Supervisors. They meet the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 9:30AM.
Meetings are held at the Adams County Court House, 500 West 4th
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce
The overall purpose of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce is to promote the economic growth and quality of life in the Hastings area. The chamber strives to provide a clear persuasive voice for the business community in governmental affairs on federal, state, county and local levels. It provides services designed to enable the public and private sectors to improve productivity and it promotes the Hastings area as an economic, educational and recreation center while providing membership services and networking opportunities for its members.
Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA)
CRA was established in 1988 and is governed by a 5 member mayor appointed board. It is funded by tax levy across the entire city. The CRA is involved in the purchase and demolition of substandard properties for redevelopment purposes. The CRA also takes part in public ventures such as community statuary and makes use of tax increment financing.
Business Improvement District (BID)
BID is a downtown district created by the city council. It governed by a mayor appointed board in which property owners contribute funds to provide a budget for operations. Operations include a maintenance program, marketing, and public improvements including banners, planters, benches, and flowers. The BID also coordinates and provides funding for the Celebration of Lights, summer sidewalk sales, Easter and Halloween events.
Hastings Utilities (HU)
Hastings Utilities is a customer owned utility system serving the community of Hastings and area customers including Juniata, with reliable and dependable service. Many customers receive the four essential utility services from Hastings Utilities- electricity, natural gas, water and sanitary sewer. Hastings Utilities strives to provide services of superior value at a competitive, affordable cost.