It didn’t take long for Sharon Miller to rise in the ranks. Born and raised in Bristol, Miller was hired as a bookkeeper for the town in 1978. It was obvious she was up to the job — and more. She was elected town clerk and took office in 1979.
“Her unwavering commitment to the position and to the community as a whole, is second to none,” said Town Supervisor Bob Green.
Green presented Miller with a plaque of appreciation at an open house honoring Miller, who retired at the end of 2018. A crowd gave Miller a fitting send-off for her well-deserved retirement. People also stopped in town hall during the last few weeks of the year to wish her well and posted words of appreciation on social media.
Miller was town clerk under four town supervisors. The first was Bob Green’s father, Robert A. Green, who took office in 1979, the same year Miller became clerk. Raymond Barend became town supervisor in 1985, followed by Wayne Houseman in 1998. Current Supervisor Green took office in 2010.
Bob Green said that Miller had an intimate knowledge of the town and region and that was invaluable in her daily interaction with the community. She also volunteered with the Bristol Fire Department over the years and worked on the town’s Republican committee. She was one of the original first responders when Bristol was able to support a volunteer ambulance.
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