Governor McAuliffe Appoints LCPL’s Miller to Library of Virginia Board

Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees Chair Mark Miller to the Board of the Library of Virginia.

“I’m honored Governor McAuliffe has given me this opportunity to serve the Commonwealth,” Miller said. “I look forward to applying the experience I’ve gained serving as the Chair of Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees, and working with Loudoun County’s supportive Board of Supervisors and the excellent team in the County Administrator’s office.”

The appointment is for a five-year term in which Miller will work with the Library of Virginia’s 14 other Board members on issues such as determining the scope of the Library’s collection, promoting educational resources and developing partnerships with institutions and organizations with similar missions.

Miller became an LCPL trustee in 2011 and was elected chair in 2013. He will continue his work on the LCPL Board until his term ends June 30, 2019.

“Mark has been tireless in helping Loudoun County Public Library expand its reach and services to our rapidly growing community,” said Chang Liu, LCPL Library Director. “I know the Library of Virginia will benefit greatly from his passion and wisdom.”

Miller was recently honored at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago as the 2017 recipient of the ALA Trustee Citation. He also received the Virginia Library Association Trustee Library Award in 2016.

A Florida native, Miller graduated from the University of Florida and attended graduate school at the University of Maryland. He resides in Leesburg with his wife, Ellyn, and son, Jake. His daughter, Gabriella, passed away from brain cancer in 2013 at the age of 10. To defeat childhood cancer, the Millers established the Smashing Walnuts Foundation. In 2014, the Foundation’s work resulted in the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, authorizing a pediatric research initiative through the National Institutes of Health. Gabriella loved to read, and she loved the Loudoun County Public Library ─ a key reason her father works so diligently on the Library’s behalf.

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