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Over the years, Milliman has received several awards and recognitions for his accomplishments, including the Extraordinary Contribution to Excellence in Government Award by the League of California Cities.

From member of the National Eagle Scout Association to the “World’s Largest Salmon BBQ” cook – Gary Milliman has done it all – with great enthusiasm. His list of memberships and community affairs includes:



  • Career Excellence in Honor of Mark E. Keane, International City/County Management Association
  • Management Innovation Award, International City Management Association
  • Helen Putnam Award for Excellence, League of California Cities
  • Herman Kehrli Award for outstanding public service, League of Oregon Cities
  • Distinguished Public Service Award, Federal Executive Board
  • Grand Marshal, 79th Annual Azalea Parade, Brookings, Oregon
  • “Extraordinary Contribution to Excellence in Government,” League of California Cities
  • ICMA Life Member
  • ICMA 45 Year Service Award
  • Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award, Award of Merit, Eagle Scout
  • Friend of 4-H Leader Award
  • Recreation Service Award, Mendocino Coast Park and Recreation District California State Assembly, Resolution of Commendation (2)

Community Affairs


  • Boys Scouts of America
  • Brookings Harbor Chamber of Commerce
  • Oregon City/County Managers Association
  • Kids After School Program of Education and Recreation (KASPER)
  • International City/County Management Association
  • California State Railroad Museum Foundation
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Bell Gardens Cultural Heritage BoardMuseum Docent
  • Fort Bragg 4-HLeague of California CitiesGary reading to scouts
  • Mendocino County Emergency Services and Disaster Council
  • Mendocino Countywide Narcotics Task Force, Board of Directors
  • Mendocino County Overall Economic Development Program Planning Board
  • International Conference of Shopping Centers
  • American Short Line Railroad Association
  • Mendocino County Tourism Board
  • “World’s Largest Salmon BBQ” cook, 17 years
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