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December 11, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
New Farmington City Manager Tabbed
(2007-05-03)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Farmington Mayor Bill Standley's named the person he wants as the new Farmington city manager.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: Out of a field of 91-candidates, Bill Standley's revealed he'll forward the name of 61-year old Mike Miller of Columbia, Tennessee to fellow councilor's next Tuesday as Farmington's new city manager.
If approved, Miller would replace Bob Hudson who retired April 1st.
Miller is married, has two adult children, he's a Vietnam Veteran, served 16-years as a police officer and has 17-years experience as a city manager in communities in Missiouri, Georgia and Tennessee.
MILLER: YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT A GOOD GENERALIST TYPE OF BACKGROUND THAT YOU NEED FOR THIS KIND OF BUSINESS.
Miller was terminated as Columbia, Tennessee city manager, by a 4-3 vote of city council on January 18th.
Miller says the four members voting for his ouster have never publicly stated, nor told him why he was terminated, within one week of receiving a favorable job evaluation.
He told me he's excited about the move to Farmington.
FARMINGTON: WELL YOU KNOW, FARMINGTON IS A JEWEL AND I'LL TELL YOU THE FOUR CORNERS AREA IS A JEWEL BUT FARMINGTON IS SO MUCH MORE ADVANCED THAN MOST COMMUNITIES IN THE MIDWEST AND SOUTH, ESPECIALLY IN QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES, THE THINGS THAT THEY DO TO PROMOTE THE COMMUNITY, THE PARKS, THE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, THE 12-HUNDRED SEAT THEATRE, THE AMPITHEATRE. FARMINGTON AND THE COMMUNITY HAS THE RIGHT IDEA ABOUT GROWTH AND HOW YOU MAKE GROWTH AND FOSTER GROWTH ESPECIALLY WITH THE QUALITY OF LIFE THINGS.
And Miller sees growth as the community's and his biggest, but not the only challenge.
MILLER: FARMINGTON'S SORT OF LAND LOCKED BETWEEN THE NAVAJO RESERVATION, AND THE OTHER RESERVATIONS AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, SO YOU HAVE A LOT OF WAYS, SO HOW DO YOU FOSTER GROWTH AND NOT GROW OUTSIDE OF YOUR BOUNDARIES, SO THAT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE. YOU KNOW YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE REVENUE CHALLENGES IN THE FUTURE, AND THE PRICE OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND GAS AND OIL ARE ALWAYS GOING TO AFFECT HOW MUCH SERVICE A CITY CAN PROVIDE, BUT I DON'T SEE THOSE AS CHALLENGES, I SEE THOSE AS OPPORTUNITIES.
Miller is expected to assume the Farmington City Manager's post June first, if approved, as expected, by Farmington City Council on Tuesday.
From KSUT, Four Corner's Public Radio, I'm Victor Locke.

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