Bob Cashell was elected Mayor of the City of Reno in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.
Bob began his public life in 1979 when he was elected to the University of Nevada System Board of Regents and was immediately elected Chairman by his peers. He is the first freshman Regent to be elected Chairman and served in that position throughout his term. Following his time as a University Regent, he was elected Lt. Governor for the State of Nevada in 1982. Working together with then Governor Richard Bryan, they created both the Nevada Commission on Economic Development and the Nevada Commission on Tourism. Bob subsequently served as Chairman of both Commissions.
Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Cashell Enterprises, a hotel/casino/resort management company. Throughout his tenure as a gaming executive, he has been associated with some of the leading resorts in Nevada and in other legalized states. Bob has long been active in the community both at the local level and throughout the state of Nevada.
Among his many accomplishments at the City of Reno, Bob was the drving force behind the creation of the Community Assistance Center. The Center has a campus setting and houses many services for homeless and needy residents, including temporary housing for men, women and families, free food, medical and detox care, and job and social services. It is a partnership between the City and other government entities, as well as non-profit organizations and other groups. It took a huge contribution of private funding to build the Center.
Bob has been married for more than 40 years to Nancy Parker Cashell together they have four children and nine grandchildren.
Bob has accepted a number of appointments and some of his involvement include; White House Fellowship Commission (Appointed by President Ronald Reagan) past Chairman National Lt. Governor’s Conference, past Chairman Nevada Comprehensive Health Planning Board, past Chairman Nevada State Higher Education, past Chairman Reno/Tahoe Olympic Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic Games, past Chairman Nevada Museum of Art, Founder YMCA Youth Soccer, Reno.
City of Reno Appointments
Capital Projects Surcharge Advisory Subcommittee - Member
Community Assistance Center Transitional Board - Member
Regional Planning Governing Board - Member
Regional Transportation Commission - Member
Shared Services Elected Officials Committee - Member
Stadium Authority - Member
Truckee River Flood Management Authority - Member
Western Regional Water Commission - Member