A ceremony honoring former Mayor and Council President Bernie Miller was held to mark his 92nd birthday.
The ceremony in front of Monument Hall on April 19 featured the unveiling of a plaque in Miller’s honor, commemorating an elm tree that was planted for him at Monument Hall’s state park.
“It was a pleasure honoring Bernie for his many years of significant contributions to the town, and to be able to do it on his birthday made it very special,” Mayor Mark Freda said, according to information provided by the municipality.
Former Councilman Lance Liverman said, “Bernie was more than a mayor, he was a friend and mentor. I could go to Mayor Miller with any issue and he would help solve the problem.”
“Bernie’s steady hand at the helm of government, his depth of knowledge and experience, and his love for this community has benefitted all of us. His commitment to the Princeton’s tree canopy, which so beautifies and enriches our town, is long standing and strong. Honoring him with this plaque, in front of the tree planted in his name three years ago, is completely fitting – a well-deserved honor,” Councilwoman Eve Niedergang said in the statement.
“Many people give their time and energy to making our town better, but very few have made the kind of impact Bernie has on our town,” added Councilwoman Michelle Pirone Lambros, according to the statement.