FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS MILLER AS STATE AID ENGINEER
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the reappointment of J. Brooks Miller, Sr., of Hazelhurst, as Mississippi State Aid Engineer with the Office of State Aid Road Construction. This office administers a key road program that assists counties in the construction and maintenance of secondary, non-state owned roads and bridges.
“Brooks has more than 30 years of engineering experience,” Governor Barbour said. “He is well-qualified to continue serving in this capacity and will be a great asset to Mississippi as we rebuild highways, interstates, and other infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.”
Miller, who has served in the position since 2002, has worked at State Aid since 1980. He was district engineer for State Aid in both north and south Mississippi and also worked as the State Aid Bridge Engineer for a brief time in 1988. Prior to working for State Aid, Miller was appointed county engineer of Copiah County by the local board of supervisors. His career experience also includes working for the State Highway Department; with F. Joe Speights, county engineer for Copiah, Lincoln, Lawrence, and Claiborne Counties; and with McMullen & Associates, Consulting Engineers.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Miller is a licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor. He and his wife, Marsha, have three sons: Brooks, Corley, and Anthony.