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 will be Treasurer for the Mayor's and Manager's in 2016-2017. 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 eleven 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.
Cuyahoga County Grand Jury
The Mayor was Foreman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury (January-April 1994), a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 1995 and a member of the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission until 2005. State of Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor appointed Mayor Hruby to the State Auditor’s Advisory Board in 2007 where he served through 2012. Although Brecksville holds non-partisan elections Mayor Hruby, a Republican, is active in state and national politics.
Republican National Conventions
Along with serving on 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 his 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 acknowledge the Mayor’s efforts in Ohio. The Mayor has been chosen and will again be a delegate (Delegate at Large) to the Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte North Carolina, August 2020.