Ann Berget and Bob Miller at a surprise party
honoring Bob's 10 years as NRP Director
More than 120 well-wishers surprised Bob Miller with a party on June 27 to honor his 10-year anniversary as the NRP director.
During the party, which quickly became a roast, Bob was presented with meaningful gifts including a tie from Hennepin County Commissioner and past NRP Policy Board Chair Mark Stenglein, an Indiana Jones hat from Minneapolis Library Board Trustee and NRP Policy Board Chair Diane Hofstede and a Superman cape from former Minneapolis School Board Member and past NRP Policy Board Chair Ann Berget. NRP staff presented Bob with a pair of bronzed rubber boots in the style that he has made famous. Bob also received a serious gift on this milestone occasion, a plaque from NRP staff thanking him for 10 years of service to Minneapolis residents.
Bob became the NRP director on June 22, 1992. Prior to coming to the NRP, Bob was the director of the Community and Resource Exchange (CARE) and had worked as the planning supervisor in the Office of Planning and Development for Hennepin County from 1979-1991. Bob was also a successful Minneapolis restaurateur.
Click on the thumbnail images below to relive moments from the 10-year anniversary party.