City Manager

Paris Names Jamie Miller New City Manager

Jamie MillerOn Tuesday, April 26, the City of Paris named Jamie L. Miller as the new Paris City Manager.

Ms. Miller was chosen after an extensive nationwide search that included eight final candidates. She thanked Mayor John Plummer and the Paris Board of Commissioners for “the opportunity to bring my education, experience, and excitement to your          community.”

Miller is an experienced public servant who brings over a decade of city experience to Paris. She currently serves the City of Port Orange, Florida (pop. 64,000) as Deputy City Manager, where she is directly responsible for the departments of Public Works and Utilities, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Communications, and City Clerk. In 2021, she served as Interim City Manager for several months. Miller began her career with Port Orange in the human resources department. She    served as the City’s budget analyst for a period before spending four years as Administrative Services Director prior to being named Deputy City Manager. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Stetson University, and her M.S. in industrial and    organizational psychology from the University of Central Florida.

“We have many important initiatives underway in the City of Paris, and Jamie’s qualifications and experience will allow her to quickly make a positive impact,” said Mayor John A. Plummer. “Not only does she bring a wealth of operational experience to the    role, but she has the creative vision and fiscal knowledge to bring great ideas to fruition.”

During her tenure in Port Orange, Miller led fiscal and administrative sustainability efforts, including

negotiating new contracts with all five city labor unions in a single year prior to their expiration for the first time in 10+ years. She has recently been a part of the project team for a major redevelopment of a 10-acre city parcel which is anticipated to be a $90 million mixed-use project, assisted with the development of the city’s spending plan for their $9+ million ARPA funds, with a focus on infrastructure spending, and served as the city’s point person on legislative needs, successfully advocating for the inclusion of an appropriation of $750,000 in the State of Florida’s proposed budget.

In addition, she led several key technology enhancements including the implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which replaced the City’s HR, Payroll, Finance, Budget, and Purchasing systems. Other enhancements include electronic file systems, online bill pay system, website revisions, online employment applications, and the city currently converting to an online permitting software. She served as the City’s ADA Coordinator, organizing the first update to the Transition Plan in 20 years.

Miller views Paris’s city manager position as, “an excellent opportunity to work for a city that is growing quickly and offers numerous opportunities for business and community engagement,” she said. “I’m excited to work with the Council, the community, and the Paris city staff to continue advancing the key initiatives underway, and to grow the local and regional partnerships that help the city thrive.”

Miller will assume the role of City Manager effective June 13, 2022.