County and State Service
Mayor Hruby is a past president of the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association, and chaired that group’s Legislative Committee from 2000 through 2007 and again in 2010 and 2011. The Mayor was Treasurer of the Mayor's and Manager's in 2016-2017, Secretary 2018-2019, and was Vice President in 2020 and 2021. The Mayor has declined consideration to be its President in 2022 He has also served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Northeast Ohio Mayor’s and Managers Association. Mayor Hruby has also served the region as a board member of the Northeast Ohio Area wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) for ten years and was board president in 1999. In addition, the Mayor held the prestigious position of Vice-Chairman of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC), the TRAC’s Urban Paving and Bridge Policy Committee and the Railroad Grade Separation Subcommittee. The Mayor concluded his service on the TRAC Board in 2007.
National Parks Service Advisory Board
In 2002 Mayor Hruby was appointed through the White House by the Secretary of the Interior to the National Parks Service Advisory Board. In 2004 and again in 2008 the Mayor was re-appointed to this prestigious federal board. He was Chairman of the Heritage Areas Study Committee and the Partnership Committee of the Board. The Heritage Areas Study Committee published a booklet reporting their work and findings that was presented to the Director of the Park Service, Secretary of the Interior, and Congress. Mayor Hruby’s term with the NPSAB expired at the end of 2009.
Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission
Mayor Hruby was appointed by Governor John Kasich to The Ohio Turnpike Commission on June 30th, 2011 and was elected Chairman of the Commission on July 1, 2011. On June 30, 2013, the Mayor was reappointed to the commission now known as the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission for an 8 year term. He oversaw the transition of the Commission from the Ohio Turnpike Commission to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission working with the Governor,
State Legislature and the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Commission has overseen many innovations and improvements to the system as well as the 60th and current 65th Anniversary of the Ohio Turnpike. The Mayor was re-appointed in 2021 for a five year term and remains the Chairman of the Commission.
The Mayor was Foreman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury from January to April of 1994, he was a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 1995 and a member of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission until 2005. Then State of Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor appointed Mayor Hruby to the State Auditor’s Advisory Board in 2007 where he served through 2012.
Republican National Conventions
Although Brecksville holds non-partisan elections Mayor Hruby, a Republican, is active in state and national politics. Along with serving on Cuyahoga County Republican Committees, he was a delegate for President George H.W. Bush in 1992 and assisted at the Republican National Conventions in 1988 and 2000. Mayor Hruby was active in the George W. Bush for President Campaigns in 2000 and 2004 serving as Regional Chairman. He served as a surrogate speaker for Governor Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan in the 2012 election and acted as an advisor to the regional chair of the campaign. At the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the Mayor was a delegate for Governor John Kasich. This was the sixth RNC he has attended and participated in a variety of roles. Upon the nomination of Donald Trump, the Mayor accepted a leadership position in that campaign with our county and region. President Trump recognized the Mayor’s efforts during the Trump post-convention campaign and as President acknowledged the Mayor’s efforts in Ohio. The Mayor was chosen again as a delegate (Delegate at Large) to the Republican National Convention held in Charlotte North Carolina in August, 2020.
In closing, Mayor Hruby said of his role as Mayor, “Each City Council I have had the distinct privilege to work with has partnered with our Administration and the community to see that together, we would accomplish the many goals we have set to improve our City facilities and services. The Administration’s staff also plays a major role in each and every project. It has been our ability to work together, respect each other’s positions, and to engage in dialogue that has made our goals reality. We must now be the stewards of what we have created and continue to serve our citizens by providing for their current needs, planning and projecting their needs for the future.”
Mayor Jerry N. Hruby