Doug Miller, who for years was the town manager of Snow Hill, returned to the Eastern Shore when he accepted the position to be Ocean City’s new town manager.
“I’m definitely the happiest person in this room,” Miller said in remarks to press, administration and town employees Wednesday morning.
Miller, who begins his duties on Feb. 8 currently works for the town of Aberdeen, but has help administrative positions in municipalities all over the state. It was a fact that City Council President Lloyd Martin cited when talking about Miller’s credentials. He also talked about customer service, which is an important distinction for the Ocean City town manager position. As a member of the Maryland Municipal League and longtime employee for different Maryland towns, Miller knows his way around the state legislature.
Most municipalities have to me sensitive to the residents as well as to the tax base and property owners. On Ocean City, the additional responsibilities that comes with running the largest family resort in the state is something that has to be reckoned with as well. It is a job for which the council endorsed miller unanimously.
According to a release by the town, Miller was selected after a national search which attracted dozens of applicants. “[He also held town manager positions in La Plata and Snow Hill. A credentialed manager with the International City and County Management Association (ICMA), Miller has also served as president, vice president and secretary treasurer of the Maryland City and County Management Association, as well as several committees of the Maryland Municipal League,” according to the release.
Miller has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore.