Casey Miller, a County Commissioner Candidate for Position #1 is holding a virtual business discussion Sunday, February 27that 4PM. Zoom registration details can be found on the candidate’s website at www.caseymillercommissioner.com
Miller views County Government as a fundamental facilitator of economic development in Lincoln County. The upcoming discussion is an opportunity for local business owners and managers to explore specific topics that relate to their businesses and the support they might need from the County Commission.
“This is an opportunity for me to meet with local business leaders and hear from them. County Government – by nature of its service profile – is an important partner in economic development. I want the business community to experience how I am available for their questions and concerns,” said Miller. The candidate intends this virtual meeting to be a first of many ongoing conversations he will provide if elected to office. Currently, group discussion with the Commissioners is limited to Wednesdays at 10AM. Three minutes is provided for constituent input.
Candidate Miller spent seven years working in marketing and sales in local radio. Afterwards, he owned and operated a small advertising agency serving county businesses and organizations. “I have met with hundreds of businesses in my marketing career. The objective was communicating their products and services to the community. It was exciting work that taught me a lot about how hard it is to turn a profit on the coast. A unique opportunity came when the position of public information officer was announced. Many good candidates applied for the position. It has been my career ever since.” said Miller.
As the County’s public information officer, he has observed the variety of ways local government supports the needs of the community but struggles to communicate sufficiently. “When I began working for the County, I realized that government did not traditionally market its services like the private sector. It’s still not very common. Government largely relies on in kind advertising from local media. Inevitably the public says, “Why didn’t you reach out to the community when this policy was made?”” commented Miller.