Bob Miller leaving job as Jackson’s Public Works Director


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Bob Miller announced on social media that his time as the Public Works Director with the City of Jackson has come to an end.

He released the following statement on his Facebook page:

It’s Time to Go Home

Marilee and I have enjoyed our time in Mississippi, but it’s time for us to go home to Kentucky. I have recently wrapped up my time as Public Works Director with the City of Jackson. It was a privilege to serve Mayor Lumumba and you through these challenging times. We are grateful for your prayers and words of encouragement that lifted and carried us. I am enthusiastic and optimistic about the future of Jackson. There is never a good time to leave the battlefield, but I have provided work plans that may be useful as the City goes forward. We have met many wonderful people and enjoyed your hospitality. We hope that you will stay in touch. Perhaps our paths will cross again someday. Until then, please know that we appreciated you and your wonderful community!

Bob Miller, Former Public Works Director for City of Jackson

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba released a statement about Miller’s departure. He also named City Engineer Dr. Charles Williams as the interim Public Works Director.

After a brief period on medical leave, we are sad to see our good friend and Public Works Director, Bob Miller and his wife move back to Kentucky. We are grateful for his service and dedication to the City of Jackson and we are both supportive and prayerful concerning the next chapter in their lives. We are thankful for his leadership. As an administration, we have worked to establish continuity throughout the department over the last few years. And so, we are pleased to announce that City Engineer, Dr. Charles Williams will serve as Interim Public Works Director. We have every confidence in Dr. Williams’ ability to lead our public works department in the right direction going forward until a decision has been made on Mr. Miller’s permanent replacement.

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, City of Jackson


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