By executive order, Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and State public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a mark of solemn respect and in remembrance of Carson City Mayor and native Nevadan Robert “Bob” Crowell, whose memorial is being held Thursday.
The Governor also issued a proclamation in honor of Mayor Crowell, naming October 29, 2020 a day in honor of Mayor Crowell.
“Today, we will lower the flags and give our esteemed recognition to such a wonderful man that dedicated his life to the betterment of both the State and this nation,” Gov. Sisolak said. “As I’ve said before, and to put it simply, Nevada is better because of Bob. His dedication to the State was unparalleled. Thus, it is my pleasure to honor this respected serviceman and community leader with this gesture. The First Lady and I once again extend our condolences to his wife Susan, their four children, his friends, and those in the communities he served, as we all honor him today.”
Mayor Crowell, a United States Navy Veteran, was also a longtime civil servant. He served numerous community leadership roles including as the President of the Carson City Board of Trustees, the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, and the Carson City Redevelopment Authority, and most recently as the Mayor of Carson City.
He was widely known for his efforts in the legal and veteran communities, served on countless other public sector boards, and earned numerous awards for his public service and dedication to the State of Nevada. Crowell is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susan, and their four children, Brad, Caroline, David and Todd, and two grandchildren.
Mayor Crowell’s Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 29. The celebration of life will not be open to the public, but it will be live streamed on the internet and may be viewed at the following link: Mayor Bob Crowell Celebration of Life Ceremony.