Keith Miller

Title: Mayor Pro Tem

Municipality: City of Kings Mountain

Position Interested In: District Representative - District 11

Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.

I have several natural attributes which can be leveraged to further the goals of the NCLM. These attributes include the following. I have good working relationships with Speaker Moore (whom I have known for 25 years), Representatives Hastings and Torbett, and Senators Alexander and Daniels. I am a thorough researcher and effective policy communicator. I have an MPA form UNCC. I prefer for NC to be a Home Rule State, but, as we are currently a Dillon Rule State this creates greater passion within me to advocate for local interests. My city operates 6 utilities, a library, senior center, special events program in addition to the full complement of services typically provided by small cities in NC. This combination of knowledge, skills, and attributes would be very valuable for helping the NCLM determine policy initiatives and achieve its objectives.

Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.

I am in my 4th term on City Council and 1st term as Mayor Pro Tem. I have served on the Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Adjustments for several 3-year terms. I am in my second term on the GCL MPO, I have chaired the City Finance Committee, Nominating Committee and co-chaired the Redistricting Committee.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I have an MPA (Master of Public Administration) from the UNC system. I am a registered Municipal Advisor (FINRA Service 50 Registration). I have reinvested bond proceeds for more than $1 billion of municipal bonds and worked with numerous municipalities and municipal utilities in several states. I have coached and referred youth sports. I have been the executive director of more than 1 dozen church community drama productions. I have taught Sunday School more than 30 years. I have spoken and many public events and served on many committees at church.

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Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Legislative Lobby Days

Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

I have always enjoyed my participation in NCLM events. My city, Kings Mountain, has exceptionally high growth trends which will continue for many years because of the Casino Project, Power Plant Projects, Industrial Park Projects, and Sewer Plant Projects. The success of our city may also be strategically important to the goals of the NCLM. My becoming more engaged with the League may help both the League and my City.

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