It is with tremendous sadness that I must tell everyone that our Mayor, John W Miller, passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a legacy in the City of Bellemeade that will be hard for the rest of us to live up to. He served on the Bellemeade Commission for 7 years. He was a mentor to everyone on the Commission and continued to serve the city for as long as he was physically able. His guidance and leadership will be greatly missed.
On a more personal note, I considered John a dear friend and he has done more to inspire my civic participation than any one else. John had a way of taking a complicated problem and breaking it down to its simplest pieces. He pushed me out of my comfort zone by setting a high standard and then just waiting for me to match it. I miss him tremendously. Ralph Waldo Emmerson, in the last work he published, wrote “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” John lived with more depth than anyone I’ve known.
We will let everyone know when funeral arrangements have been made for anyone who wishes to pay their respects.
As a result, the January Meeting will be adjourned from its regular location and resumed at 7PM at the NE Regional Library in the Purple Meeting Room. If you wish to attend the meeting, that is where you should go. No business will be conducted before the meeting resumes at 7PM at the NE Regional Library. the NE Regional Library is located at 15 Bellevoir Cir, Louisville, KY 40223.