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Miller Named Winner of Cary’s Annual Hometown Spirit Award

Post Date:11/13/2020 10:13 AM

CARY, NC – Brent Miller is the recipient of the Town of Cary’s annual Hometown Spirit Award, which is designed to recognize community-minded citizens who enhance the quality of life in Cary by preserving, promoting, and carrying out positive small-town community values and traits. Mayor Weinbrecht announced the 2020 winner during last night’s remote Council meeting. Miller will receive an award, and the Town will recognize him on a plaque inside Town Hall.

Miller has shown his life-long commitment and dedication to Cary, where he has lived for nearly 30 years. Brent’s nominators shared that his long-term and varied involvement in the civic life of Cary over 25 years embodies the vibrancy thcoat characterizes Cary’s culture of community and is the essence of the hometown spirit. He has been a member of the Friends of the Page-Walker since 2006, where he developed the comprehensive photo presentation of historical structures and is the editor of the Friends of the Page-Walker’s newsletter, The Innkeeper, which shares cultural events and Cary’s history. Miller served two terms on Cary’s Planning and Zoning Board, where he provided meaningful input on land development showing a respect for how land use decisions impact citizens. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Cary Emergency Medical Services. As part of his service on Cary’s Historic Preservation Commission, Miller led a comprehensive study on Cary’s historical resources that recommended four new local historical landmarks and helped develop the 2010 Historic Preservation Master Plan. Brent is a consummate volunteer at Cary’s events and programs and contributes to many other Cary based groups.

Inspired by a suggestion from Cary citizen Clifton Barnes, the Hometown Spirit Award is bestowed upon citizens with demonstrated leadership and integrity. In addition, the recipient must exemplify at least one of the following criteria: Helps neighbors and fellow Cary citizens; Demonstrates hospitality; promotes and preserves traditional American pastimes; shows a concern for preservation and works to preserve traditions and the small-town atmosphere in the community; promotes a sense of community in their neighborhood and all of Cary; demonstrates patriotism through promotion and preservation of the country’s symbols and dedication to the U.S. military, past and present; and serves the community through business. Cary residents age 21 and older were eligible for the award. In addition to Miller, this year’s nominees included Pat Galloway and Janet Holcombe.

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