NOW SERVES AS JURIST IN SIX CITIES
Retired Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman has been appointed to serve as Sublimity Municipal Court Judge.
The appointment was made by the Sublimity City Council on February 14, 2022.
Milliman currently serves as Municipal Court Judge in the cities of Brookings, Port Orford, Bandon, Powers and Lakeside handling cases including nuisance properties, abandoned vehicles, animal control, traffic and other matters, such as Minors-in-Possession.
When the Brookings City Council voted to add traffic cases to the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court in 2013, then City Manager Milliman organized and implemented the Court expansion. Similarly, he will assist Sublimity in establishing their new Municipal Court, which will focus on municipal code violations.
“I look forward to working with the City Council and staff in Sublimity to initiate this new community service,” Milliman said.
Milliman has completed several courses of study at the National Judicial College (NJC), including the “Special Courts Jurisdiction” program as required by the State of Oregon to serve as a non-attorney Municipal or Justice Court Judge. He has attended conferences conducted by the Oregon Municipal Judges Association (OMJA) to develop his knowledge and skills as a rural magistrate.
He serves on the OMJA Board of Directors, and part of Milliman’s judicial role in the cities he serves is keeping the City leadership updated on changes in State Law and procedures affecting the Municipal Court.
“While I am not an attorney, I have extensive experience in working with the law through my 47-year career as a City Manager and as a legislative analyst/advocate. I have managed code enforcement programs, written legislation, and have interpreted federal/state/local law. I have participated in depositions, served as an “expert witness” in federal court, and assisted prosecutors in a variety of cases,” Milliman said of his experience.
Milliman retired as City Manager in Brookings in 2018 after 11 years and has a continuing non-compensated relationship with the City as City Manager Emeritus. He recently served as City Manager Pro Tem in Ashland.
A Credentialed City Manager with the International City/County Management Association, Milliman served as City Manager in five cities ranging in population from 2,800 to 105,000. He also served as a City Council Member, as Southern California Director for the League of California Cities, as a newspaper editor and as a small business owner.
Milliman holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University.