BPW sees branding effort as key to community relevancy

According to several city leaders, the community of Hastings has to put at least some stock in appearances.

"If we're not promoting Hastings as a place to live and work, no one else is," said Scott Krieger, a member of the Board of Public Works, at the board's meeting Thursday. "To stay competitive in the Tri-Cities and the state, we need to market ourselves. If we're not moving forward, we're moving backward."

The decision by the BPW earlier this month to designate $25,000 toward a community branding project has received moderate public criticism, and the board revisited and defended the project at its regular meeting Thursday.

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