Palmira Miller joined PEC as a Program Coordinator in the Northeast regional office in January of 2015. Her duties focus primarily on implementing a Community Environmental Project (CEP) to clean up illegal dumpsites in four Northeast Pennsylvania counties.
As an independent contractor for PEC since 2011, Miller worked with PEC’s Community Illegal Dumpsite Cleanup Program in several Northeastern Pennsylvania counties, fostered partnerships, and coordinated and participated in the Operation North Branch River Cleanups in 2012 and 2014. Additionally, she coordinated a PA DEP Growing Greener project by partnering with Earth Conservancy to implement a riparian buffer tree planting. Miller also coordinates activities for the Northeast office’s recent affiliation with Keep America Beautiful (Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful).
Miller became involved in the local community while employed by the Municipality as an Administrative Assistant before working as the Acting Township Manager and Building Code Official. She was appointed as the Executive Director of the Newport Township Authority and helped to secure funds for demolition of derelict properties.
She is a principal and lifetime member of the Newport Township Community Organization, holding office for 10 years. Through Keep America Beautiful, she developed and implemented annual cleanup events, big junk drop offs, recycling events, as well as community gardens, summer fun, and educational programs for local youth.
Lifetime residents of Newport Township, Pa., Miller and her husband, Joseph, opened their home to foster children for a number of years and adopted their daughter Shelly at age 10.