Myron Willis was the second mayor of Highland Heights and also served a total of 12 years, longer than any other mayor in the history of our city. Former Mayor Willis was appointed to the first Council of Highland Heights as president pro-temp. Mayor Willis inaugurated a paving program and worked to establish a Planning Committee on a county-wide scale. Mayor Willis served his first term as mayor in 1926 and 1927. Before being elected mayor, he also served as the village treasurer and was a member of the Planning Commission.
Many improvements were made in Highland Heights during his term in office including the establishment of a traffic code, installation of the first street lights, formation of a volunteer fire department, establishment of a rubbish collection program and a house numbering program. One of the most vital reforms during Mayor Willis tenure was to put into operation the proper electric, building, sanitary and plumbing codes.