Carson City Mourns the Death of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, following a short illness…
Nancy Paulson, Carson City Manager, releases the following statement regarding the passing of Mayor Crowell.
“On behalf of Carson City, I extend condolences to the family of Mayor Bob Crowell who passed away earlier today. The Mayor’s family, his fellow Board members, City staff and all the residents of Carson City will undoubtably miss him dearly. Between the Carson City School Board and the Mayor’s office, Mayor Crowell served 23 years in public service in the community he grew up in.
Bob will be remembered for his leadership and dedication to the City he loved so much. Mayor Crowell, who often referred to himself as the ‘Mayor of the greatest City in Nevada’, was a dedicated public servant who led Carson City through the great recession and promoted downtown redevelopment, all while working hard to build a wonderful community in which to live, work and play. We hope everyone will continue to celebrate his life and all that he accomplished for our great City. As Mayor Crowell always said, ‘May our community always be blessed with fair winds and following seas.”
Mayor Elect, Lori Bagwell stated: “This is a very difficult time for Carson City. The passing of our Mayor, Robert Crowell, is devastating for our citizens and for me as his successor. I know that in a few short months I will have to fill some very big shoes and I can only hope I live up to his lofty expectations.
Mayor Crowell had been in declining health recently – but you couldn’t tell it from the way he continued to run the Board of Supervisors meetings. He was truly still his own self, mixing serious observations on improving the city to handling of the upcoming transition of Lori Bagwell ascending to the Mayor’s Chair. Mayor Crowell will be brought from Reno to City Hall by motorcade arriving at 1 p.m. Saturday for a brief ceremony before continuing on to FitzHenry’s Funeral Home where he will be prepared for a good-bye ceremony and memorial. Flags at city facilities will be flown at half staph for a week in remembrance.
Mayor Crowell and his wife Susan were married for 49 years and have four children, Brad, Caroline, David and Todd and two grandchildren.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak commented on Bob Crowell’s passing: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell. A native Nevadan, Vietnam Veteran, family man and dedicated public servant, Mayor Crowell truly embodied what it means to be a Nevadan. It would be impossible to overstate just how much he meant to his neighbors and all of the families in our state capital.
“Throughout his life, Bob served Nevadans with honesty and integrity, whether as president of the State Bar of Nevada or president of the Carson City School Board of Trustees. His work earned him multiple honors, including the Robert Broadbent Distinguished Service Award from the Nevada Chapter of the American Public Works Association, the Participatory Democracy Award for 2018 from the Nevada Association of Counties and the State Bar of Nevada Presidential Award recognizing a member whose conduct, honesty and integrity represents the highest standards of the legal profession. Nevada is a better State because of Bob.
“Kathy and I send our love and condolences to Carson City and the Crowell family — including his wife Susan, his four children and two grandchildren. We’ll keep them in our thoughts and prayers over the difficult days ahead.”