Spotlight on Dorritt M. Miller - Class of 2006

Alumni Relations Committee
December 3, 2012



Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC?

My boss, Ed Mitchell, City Administrator, Class of 1989.

How has LPBC affected you? 

LPBC has offered me a heightened awareness of the needs and tremendous opportunities in this County

What is your fondest LPBC memory? 

My class orientation “Go Tigers.”




What is something unexpected or surprising that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC?  
The various ways in which one can “easily” serve the community

Where do you work and what do you do for a living: 
I work at the great City of West Palm Beach in the Mayor’s Office as the Deputy City Administrator; working with the Commissioners, Mayor and the various departments to offer top notch services to our residents and visitors.

What is your favorite aspect of your job: 
Managing projects and seeing them coming to fruition.

Your education: Bachelors in Management, Masters in Accounting, University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica; Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.

Your civic and community involvement: Leadership Palm Beach County, Boardmember, Audit Committee and Finance Committee; Clarendon College Alumni Association, South Florida Chapter – Scholarship Committee; Good Samaritan Medical Center Governing Board; Palm Beach County Internal Audit Committee.

Your professional/trade industry associations: Government Finance Officers Association, AICPA, Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida County and City Managers Association, Florida Public Pension Trustee Association.

Your family: Husband Randolph, daughter Natalie and son-on-law Christopher Williams.

City of birth: Crofts Hill, Jamaica

Place of residence: Wellington

First job: Public Accounting – Touche Ross – now Deloitte & Touche

Word that best describes you: The Optimist

Your motto: Life is too short, not to enjoy every minute of it!

What brought you to Palm Beach County: Family

How long have you lived in PBC: 23 years

Where we would find you on a Saturday afternoon: At home

What talent would you most like to have:  A good pianist

What do you consider your greatest achievement: Raising our daughter to become a fine young lady.

Mentor: My high school economics teacher – Mr. Porteus

Who are your real life heroes: My grandparents – the best grandparents in the world.

Most important lesson you've learned: Never take life for granted

Life motto: Persevere & Excel (My high school motto)

Best vacation you have taken: A European tour – visited 8 countries- Switzerland is unforgettable.

Last vacation: July 2012- Southern Caribbean cruise

Place you most want to visit: The Grand Canyon

Most interesting place you have visited: The Panama Canal

Last book(s) read and favorite writers: Last book - Alex Cross by James Patterson, favorite writer – John Grisham

Favorite spot in Palm Beach County: CityPlace

Favorite restaurant: Lemon Grass Thai restaurant plus any other great Thai place

Favorite movie:  The Fugitive – Harrison Ford

Favorite TV show: Jay Leno

Best decision: Marrying my high school sweetheart

Goal yet to be achieved: Retirement!

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