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TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR VERONICA MILLER, COORDINATOR OF KEEP BEAUFORT COUNTY BEAUTIFUL, UPON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AFTER SIXTEEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE, AND TO WISH HER CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, the members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina are pleased to learn that Veronica Miller will begin a well-deserved retirement after almost thirty years of significant contributions to Beaufort County; and
Whereas, born in 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Limestone College in 1994. After graduation, she served the Beaufort/Jasper Water Authority, and since 1997, she has served as the coordinator of Keep Beaufort County Beautiful; and
Whereas, throughout Mrs. Miller's tenure, the county has maintained the Keep America Beautiful Good Standing Status as a result of implementing such initiatives as the county's Annual Great American Cleanup program, Grinding of the Greens annual event at locations throughout Beaufort County, and Adopt-a-Boat Landing program; and
Whereas, under her leadership, eighty-five Adopt-A-Highway participating groups with six hundred ninety-nine volunteers were encouraged to make bimonthly cleanups, which resulted in better coverage throughout the county and the removal of ninety-six thousand pounds of litter along three hundred ten miles of highway; and
Whereas, as part of Keep Beaufort County Beautiful educational efforts, she presented over one hundred educational programs at county schools and camps annually, introduced an award-winning anti-litter program in Beaufort County Schools, and regularly presented to Rotaries and Adopt-A-Highway groups; and
Whereas, Mrs. Miller worked in coordination with the South Carolina Litter Control Association, by attending the association's annual conferences to support litter-reduction efforts and regularly working with litter officers in the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office to address litter and illegal dumping issues throughout the county; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Department of Transportation honored her with a 10 Year Adopt-A-Highway Service Award, and she received the Keep America Beautiful Presidents Circle Award for Excellence each year since the award was instituted in 2002 and the Keep South Carolina Beautiful Affiliate Award since it began in 2009; and
Whereas, a member of the Lowcountry Chapter of the Limestone College Alumni Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, she serves on the executive board of the Beaufort branch of the American Association of University Women and as the director on the board of directors for ArtWorks; and
Whereas, together with her beloved husband of over twenty-five years, Steven Miller, she resides on St. Helena Island, and they plan to spend many happy hours of retirement together; and
Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is grateful for the years of dedication that Veronica Miller has devoted to Beaufort County, and the members wish her many years of enjoyment in her well-earned retirement. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, recognize and honor Veronica Miller, coordinator of Keep Beaufort County Beautiful, upon the occasion of her retirement after sixteen years of outstanding service, and wish her continued success and happiness in all her future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Veronica Miller.
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