The City Council is responsible for directing the policies of our services. The City Administrator is responsible for ensuring that those directives are carried out in an efficient, effective, and responsive manner.  Hastings’ City Administrator is Melanie Mesko Lee. Melanie has been with the organization since 1999, serving in a number of roles before being appointed in May 2013 as City Administrator.

A Welcoming Message from Melanie:

ThumbMelaniePhotoWelcome to the City of Hastings. I have the great privilege to serve this excellent organization that is committed to high quality, responsive public service. I value collaboration both within our organization and with our trusted community partners. Guided by our CORE values and strategic planning, I am committed to ensuring that Hastings continues to be a wonderful town to live, visit, and do business in. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

In service,

Melanie Mesko Lee
Office: 651-480-2326
Cell: 651-285-2584


Bachelor's degree in Public Administration/Urban Studies -Mankato State; Masters in Public Administration - Hamline University; Credentialed Manager from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA); Minnesota City/Council Management Association (MCMA)

City Council Updates:

Every other week, I prepare a summary of City activities to share with the City Council and the public. Check our homepage News section for the most recent update.