2020 Hometown Spirit Award Winner, Brent Miller

Cary, NC — Each year a local community advocate is named and celebrated as the winner of the Hometown Spirit Award, given by the Town of Cary. This year, the honored recipient is Brent Miller.

Council Celebrates Miller’s Commitment to Cary

After opening the sealed envelope, Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht announces Brett Miller as the winner.

Last Thursday, at the start of the Cary Town Council Meeting, Mayor Harold Weinbrecht opened the ceremonial envelope, announcing that the community had voted Miller the winner.

Miller’s long-term and varied community involvement has spanned across 25 years in Cary. Outside of his avid event volunteering over the years, Miller has been a member of the Friends of the Page Walker since 2006, has served two terms on the Planning and Zoning Board and has served on the board of directors for Cary’s Emergency Medical Services.

Miller will receive the award and will also be recognized on a plaque inside Town Hall.

More on the Award

Inspired by a suggestion from Cary citizen Clifton Barnes, the Hometown Spirit Award is bestowed upon citizens with demonstrated leadership and integrity. In addition, the recipient must exemplify at least one of the following criteria:

  • Helps neighbors and fellow Cary citizens
  • Demonstrates hospitality
  • Promotes and preserves traditional American pastimes
  • Shows concern for preservation and works to preserve traditions and the small-town atmosphere in the community
  • Promotes a sense of community in their neighborhood and all of Cary
  • Demonstrates patriotism through promotion and preservation of the country’s symbols and dedication to the U.S. military, past and present
  • Serves the community through business

Cary residents age 21 and older were eligible for the award. In addition to Miller, this year’s nominees included Pat Galloway and Janet Holcombe.

The 2020 Cary Hometown Spirit Award Winner, Brent Miller.

Story from staff reports.

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1 reply
  1. Philip Shepard
    Philip Shepard says:

    Having known Brent for many years during our time in Cary, I totally agree that he deserves this honor! He is a passionate advocate for Cary and a long time volunteer at many events. Keep up the good work!

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