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Letter: Mayor-elect looks to future

As your mayor-elect, I want to thank everyone in Hastings for getting out to vote during last week’s election. I am quite proud to be part of a community that places such importance on voting and striving to keep Hastings a great place to live. My heartfelt congratulations to City Council members Lori Braucks and Mark Vaughan for their wins and sincere appreciation to Danna Elling-Schultz and Tom Cherney for their passion and perspectives in this election.

When I take office on Jan. 7, I pledge to work hard every day as mayor of Hastings — but I can’t do this alone, nor would you expect me to. My time as your mayor will focus on involving residents, business owners, visitors, developers and anyone else who has a role to play in our community and wants Hastings to succeed. Everyone will be invited to the table.

I can’t wait to get started and help give Hastings a fresh start in the new year. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me with your ideas, questions, concerns and thoughts. My email address is:

Mary D. Fasbender

Hastings mayor-elect