City Manager

City of Hastings, MI

When considering a real estate investment, it’s always location. Even more critical when selecting the right spot for your next career move. Hastings, Michigan is a “big, small town” having all the attributes of a family-friendly hometown with amenities usually reserved for a more urban setting. A financially stable, full-service community, Hastings is perfectly situated an idyllic country within an easy commute of four of Michigan’s strongest job markets and cultural destinations.

As the county seat, Hastings shares Barry County’s reputation as the “the only northern county in southern Michigan,” wooded hilly countryside, spring-fed lakes, and well-tended farmland. A destination community, Hastings has seen steady population growth over the last two decades likely due to its diversity of neighborhoods, true downtown with preserved historic architecture, safe rural orientation, and active, enthusiastic community-minded residents. The population is 7,310 with a market area many times over.
At over 5.25 square miles in size, Hastings enlists a combination of 47 full-time and 18 regular part-time workers with contractors and partners to meet residents’ needs. These highly committed public servants deliver services at a level equal to Hastings’ status as the county’s only city and the high expectations it sets for itself.

A council/manager form of government by Charter, Hastings is financially stable with a diversified economic base. Hastings assesses 15.9661 mills to finance a 2021 Fiscal Year General Fund Budget of $6 million. Total Budget, including enterprise funds was $9 million. The total Fund Balance combined for all governmental funds is $4.6 million.

The new City Manager will be fourth since 1995. They will be a skilled facilitator with the ability to form relationships and offer visionary solutions to emerging issues. Hastings is looking for a leader with a history of collaborative problem solving and the spirit and energy of a community volunteer. Only people with strength of character and a solid ethical core need apply. The city will offer a competitive compensation package with a starting salary between $95,000 and $120,000 depending on the qualifications and experience of its next executive.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Submit resume, cover letter, consent form, & 5 professional references to: Email: Subject Line: Hastings Search EOE

Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

City of Hastings


201 E State St
Hastings, MI 49058-1954
United States

Form of Government