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WHEREAS, Robert Alan Cashell was born April 22, 1938 in Longview, Texas and honorably served our country in the United States Air Force; and

WHEREAS, Bob Cashell has been a valued member of our Northern Nevada community and has served diligently and shown an unwavering dedication to the people of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, in 1979 he began his public service as a member of the University of Nevada System Board of Regents, and he was then elected the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada where he served from 1983 to 1987 under Governor Richard Bryan, and during his time as Lieutenant Governor they created the Nevada Commission on Economic Development and the Nevada Commission on Tourism; and

WHEREAS, Bob Cashell is the owner of Cashell Enterprises and has been a respected member of the business community, and he began his gaming career in 1967 when he and several friends bought Bill & Effie’s Truck Stop, which is now known as Boomtown; and

WHEREAS, in 2002, Bob Cashell was elected Mayor of Reno, a position that he held for 12 years, and during this time he was a driving force behind many city improvements including ReTrac, the train trench project, and the development of a minor league baseball stadium in downtown Reno, and throughout his time as Mayor he always looked to the future to develop partnerships and enhance business opportunities for the city; and

WHEREAS, due to his dedicated leadership, the City of Reno has grown, and he was recognized for his work by the Nevada League of Cities & Municipalities when he was named Public Official of the Year 2014-15; and

WHEREAS, along with Nancy, his wife of more than 50 years, he has been a valuable part of the Northern Nevada business community and a philanthropist committed to supporting those in need; and

WHEREAS, Reno, and Northern Nevada, are better places to live, work and visit because of Robert Cashell;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  in honor of his 80th birthday, do hereby recognize

 Robert A. Cachell

 

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