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Retiring park superintendent celebrated

| April 26, 2024
Rod Miller is greeted during his retirement party on April 26, 2024, following 53 years with the city of New Philadelphia

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (April 26, 2024) – Friends, family, and many, many people who have gotten to know New Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Superintendent Rod Miller during his 53 years with the city are celebrating his career.

They joined him for a retirement party at the Tuscora Park pavilion today. Miller says he was touched.

“It’s overwhelming,” said Miller. “A lot of people from many years.”

Miller says he’s been superintendent since 1995, but he can’t take credit for the accomplishments and growth of the parks since then.

“There’s so many good people that made this place good. It’s not just one person,” he said.

Miller has been a city employee since the early 1970s.

“Well, I worked here in high school part time, and then just started out after I graduated full time,” he said.

Miller says he still intends to be involved with the Tuscora Park Foundation as well as the First Town Days Festival in retirement.

Miller’s last official day on the job is Sunday. He is being replaced by the department’s assistant superintendent, Adam Fulton.


Various items marking Rod Miller’s time with the city were on display during his retirement party Friday



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