City of Reno statement on Mayor Bob Cashell
Reno Arch on Virginia Street to go dark tonight
The City of Reno has released the following statement regarding Bob Cashell, who served as Reno Mayor from 2002 to 2014:
Our hearts are heavy today, as Bob Cashell, the City of Reno's former Mayor, passed away this morning. His passing is a mournful time, but also one of reflection. We look back on the influence and success of a man who gave tireless love and support to all of Reno and all of Nevada.
He called our state “The Home of Opportunity,” and he forged his own opportunity. He came to the Battle Born State as a humble truck driver and rose to prominence from City Hall to the state capitol.
Bob Cashell’s passion for education and the betterment of the next generation served him well on the Board of Regents. His homespun approachable attitude showed all of us that love and compassion make the man. He served as a model for what public servants should be.
Bob guided our city during our most turbulent times. His Reno was ravaged by financial struggle, but his resilient persona gave so many of our neighbors comfort in their darkest hour.
He always said that the businesses he built and the legislation he passed took a backseat to the people who helped those dreams become reality.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart to learn of the passing of Mayor Bob Cashell,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve added. “He touched so many lives with his larger than life personality. He loved the entire Reno community like they were his very own family. His legacy will forever be remembered as one of Reno’s greatest. We all love you, Cash, and will miss you more than you ever know.”
Bob Cashell was our everyman success story. He was a man who left Reno and Nevada better than he found it. He was our champion, and we honor his tremendous service and boundless love of home.
Thank you, Bob.