Former Hastings Mayor Frank Campbell was honored for his 55 years of service to the community in an official State of Michigan Special Tribute from 87th District Rep. Julie Calley.
Barry County Commissioner Ben Geiger, speaking for Calley, presented the certificate to Campbell as he and his wife Linda attended the Wednesday Kiwanis meeting.
Campbell was praised for his hard work, dedication and professionalism on behalf of the people of the community. “As the people of Hastings recognize the loyalty and devotion to public service of this conscientious individual, we add our sentiments of gratitude for a job well done,” the Special Tribute read.
A U.S. Army veteran, his 55 years of service to the city includes as a Hastings police officer, manager of the Barry County/City of Hastings Airport, multiple terms on the city council and as its mayor twice.
Congratulating Campbell on his personal milestone, the tribute wished him "the happiest of retirements."
The document, signed by Calley, 19th State District Senator Mike Nofs and Governor Rick Snyder, is the first legislative recognition authored by new representative Calley, Geiger said.
Photo: Barry County Commissioner Ben Geiger, left, and former Hastings Mayor Frank Campbell show Campbell's Special Tribute from the State of Michigan.