Wayne E. Miller brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the City of Gulfport, stepping into the role of Chief Administrative Officer with over nineteen years in civil engineering experience, and more than fourteen years of dedicated service within various city departments. A Harrison County native and a proud graduate of the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Miller has been a driving force behind significant city developments.

His leadership led the Gulfport Public Works Department to its distinguished accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 2016, making it the 118th agency in North America to receive this honor and currently the only one in Mississippi with such a designation. His dedication to public service was recognized with the “Excellence in Local and District Government” Award by the Mississippi State Personnel Board in 2019.

An active participant in professional circles, Miller serves on the Accreditation Council, Steering Committee and as a State Delegate for the APWA. His past roles include President of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and memberships in the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Water Works Association.

Outside of his professional life, Miller is a devoted family man, celebrating 20 years of marriage with his wife Jennifer and cherishing his role as a father to their two children, Chloe and Colin. His dedication to family and community exemplifies the values and spirit of Gulfport, marking a new chapter of leadership and innovation for our city.



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CAO Contact

Wayne Miller, P.E.
P.O. Box 1780
Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 868-5700