Welcome to Barry County and the City of Hastings!
Mayor Tossava’s Welcome
On behalf of the City Council, our City staff, and all the citizens of the Hastings community, I would like to welcome you to the Hastings City website. The Hastings web site gives us a modern and practical way to share information about our community. If you don’t find the information you are seeking please contact us by phone at 269-945-2468 or write to 201 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058.
We are very proud of our City, Hastings is a progressive community located in the center of Barry County in the lower half of Michigan. Hastings is ideally situated for the amenities of a major urban area, as well as the recreational and educational benefits of a smaller, more family-oriented community. Hastings is equally centered between the four major metropolitan areas of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Lansing (our State Capitol). The location of Hastings also allows for excellent access to all major markets in Michigan, the Midwest, South, and East.
The City has made major strides in the areas of business and economic development, inter-agency cooperation, and growth management. The City of Hastings is posed for future growth with an expanding population, currently over 7,000, base in Barry County. Hastings is a vivid example of a community that works to provide a quality of life for all citizens and this is most likely the reason Hastings is rated as one of the best 100 small towns in America by Norman Crampton in his book “The 100 Best Small Towns in America”. Thank you for visiting our website and being an integral part of our community! – David J. Tossava