“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and integrity of his intent.” — General Douglas MacArthur
“Mayor Bob Crowell is a genuine leader that shows passion for Carson City, and engages with people at all levels.”
— Shaylin Segura, Carson High student, Ted X Speaker
A couple of years ago, I was contacted by Mayor Bob Crowell to do an interview for a feature article in The Nevada Appeal. He expressed interest in my background as well as current programs of entrepreneurship I was implementing in our city. From the first few moments I met Mayor Bob we made a connection, a shared passion for our youth and the growth of our city. We had numerous discussions about creating an entrepreneurial culture.
Over the years, as an instructor and writer, I have identified core principles that make up a successful culture in business. Currently, I am teaching those principles to several youth in Carson City. They are generosity, courage, teamwork, leadership, stewardship (management of time and money), innovation, and honor. We need our youth to understand and apply these principles to create businesses and a better city.
“When I first met Mayor Bob at my graduation from the entrepreneur program, I had an instant feeling of wholesomeness. He had been a public figure that my parents had pointed out to me for years. After talking to him in person, I sensed what they’d told me was true. He’s proven himself to be a passionate leader who is constantly working to improve the city. He doesn’t just assume things, but he asks questions, truly listens, and then initiates change to make the answers a reality. He is nothing short of absolutely impressive.”
-Samantha Lowe, Entrepreneur, Student at University of Reno
As I got to know Bob as a friend, I saw a leader consistent in all his ways that embodied all seven of these principles. Also, he shows his leadership by serving our kids, businesses, and other areas of our community.
Entrepreneurs create job growth in our city. We need great people to co-labor in the growth of our city. Mayor Bob is the leader to provide an entrepreneurial culture of success for Carson City.