By Krista Pfunder
Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. died Friday, January 15 at his home in Chesapeake Beach and the town is remembering him with a special honor. The play area at Kellam’s Field will be renamed the Miller-Loveless Park at Kellam’s Field.
The nation’s longest-serving Senate President, Miller presided over the State House for 33 years. He shepherded key bills that benefitted the town he called home for decades, including providing funding for school construction, community projects, parks and recreation and improving safety and stewardship of the Bay.
“We are beyond grateful to have been the recipients of Sen. Miller’s distinguished service,” says Patrick J. “Irish” Mahoney, mayor of Chesapeake Beach. “The enduring effects of his leadership will be appreciated in the town for generations to come.”
The play area at the park will incorporate low-impact workout equipment for senior citizens, an upgraded children’s play area and green space at the foot of the Railway Trail.
Miller sponsored the revitalization project through a bond initiative providing a grant of $50,000 to the town. The town hopes the park will honor Miller and Loveless by bringing citizens together to stay active and healthy.