Clark Miller

The Covington News - - Opinion -

Ox­ford City Man­ager Clark Miller re­cently an­nounced he was re­tir­ing from the po­si­tion due to health con­cerns.

We pray that these health is­sues aren’t se­ri­ous, and that Miller will be able to find re­lax­ation through his re­tire­ment plans, which will fre­quently take to the golf course.

Miller helped lead the city through the tran­si­tion to a city-man­ager style of gov­ern­ment this past year, and, once he fi­nally hangs it up, his sta­bi­liz­ing pres­ence in the small town will be missed.

Af­ter ris­ing up through the ranks of the DeKalb County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, he quickly rose through Ox­ford’s ranks as well, ini­tially be­ing hired as the po­lice chief in 2008, be­fore be­com­ing full-time city man­ager in July 2011.

Miller humbly down­plays his ac­com­plish­ments, but Mayor Jerry Rose­berry cred­ited Miller with greatly im­prov­ing the qual­ity of the town’s po­lice force and help­ing move the town for­ward as city man­ager.

Now Rose­berry and the coun­cil are tasked with find­ing a re­place­ment, which Rose­berry said should take about two months. In the mean­time, Miller will work fewer hours but re­main on un­til a re­place­ment is found.

We wish the city suc­cess in find­ing a new leader and we wish happy re­tire­ment to a truly nice guy.

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