He said: “It is a great honour. I wasn’t born in the town but it has become my adopted town. It always has so much going on and it has been lovely to have been involved in lots of different things over the years. Now I have the opportunity to be mayor and continue to support organisations in the town“.
Mr Miller was co-opted to the council in late 2014 and elected in 2015. Prior to his appointment, he held the ceremonial role of the mace bearer for the town.
His chosen charities for this year are Maldon Youth Orchestra, Maldon Rugby Club’s youth programme, the Moot Hall education project and Maldon and Dengie District Stroke Support Group.
Mr Miller has described his role as an ambassador for the town.
He said: “I am a great believer in tradition. Maldon has these wonderful traditions and I want to do the best I can to enhance these and make them visible to the public. It is the best opportunity I can possibly have to support the local people. It is about enjoying what Maldon has to offer, having a bit of fun and making friends“.