Highland Hills Mayor Robert Nash Succumbs
Funeral services for Highland Hills Mayor Robert Nash will be held on Saturday Oct; 26 at Cathedral Church of God in Christ located at 2940 Martin Luther King Blvd in Cleveland.
Nash was the first and only mayor of Highland Hills. Nash succumbed on Oct, 19th he was 75.
Nash had requested some time two days before his death for medical reasons and named Village Council President Michael Booker as acting mayor.
"He was battling Parkinson's (disease) and had some other complications," Booker told a local newspaper website, adding that he does not know the exact cause of Nash's death.
Nash had been the mayor since Highland Hills incorporated in 1990.
"He's been the mayor for 28 years, being a seven-term mayor and building this village," Booker said. "I just think that he was a visionary and he's done an incredible job."
Booker will be the acting mayor for the remainder of Nash's term, which is up in January 2020.
Most of Nash's family is out of town, Booker said. "They're coming in town right now."
Since its establishment as a political subdivision in 1990, the Village of Highland Hills has become one of Greater Cleveland's premiere suburbs. Located near Interstate 271, the Village is home to major corporations while retaining the tranquility of residential streets.
Highland Hills is conveniently located midway between downtown Cleveland (11 miles) off Interstate Route 480 and Akron (30 miles), off of Interstate Route 271 that also connects to nearby north and south freeways and the Ohio Turnpike. Due to its central location and easy access to freeways, residents can travel to the airport and just about anywhere in Cuyahoga County within just 30 minutes during non-rush hour periods.
As the mayor, Nash was the official spokesman for the Village, interpreting needs, policies and programs. His role was to reach out to the members of the community, to encourage agreement and good will at the Village Hall and to represent the Village on intergovernmental matters.