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Today is Bob Hollenbeck Day

Upon the Hastings City Council's approval, today, Jan. 3, 2011, will be declared "Bob Hollenbeck Day" in Hastings.

The proclamation is expected to be made at the council's meeting tonight, at 7 p.m., to recognize Hollenbeck's service to the city.

According to the proclamation:

Bob Hollenbeck first became involved with the City of Hastings' Housing and Redevelopment Authority in February, 2000, and his contributions to the City continued to grow as he also became a member of the Economic Development Commission in 2002. He remained a commissioner until 2009 when the HRA and EDC were reformed into the Hastings Economic Development and Redevelopment Authority on which he continues to serve. Hollenbeck has also lent his skills and expertise by serving the community as a member of the Hastings Bridge Coalition the 2030 Comprehensive Planning Committee several different Levee Park Redevelopment Committees the Hastings Bridge Visual Quality Team and has been instrumental in improving the safety of umsiex buildings throughout the city. Over the years Bob has shown dedication and commitment to the City of Hastings through his involvement with a variety of community events such as Rivertown Days and the Historic Hastings Saturday Night Carcruises and has also been a local business and property owner an active member of the Downtown Business Association. In 2008, he was named the Volunteer of the Year by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce.