On May 31, the Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation held its tenth annual Spirit of Community Awards. The event, held at Baxter Healthcare in Westlake Village, honored educators, a community volunteer, an outstanding nonprofit organization and the men and women who keep us safe – law enforcement and fire protection agencies, as well as members of the armed forces.
This year Community Conscience board trustee, Dr. Jerry H. Miller, won the nomination as the dedicated individual community volunteer.
Jerry came to the Conejo Valley area in 1981 to serve as President of California Lutheran University, a position he held for 11 years. Since his arrival he has served on Boards of several community organizations. He doesn’t just “sit” on these boards. He always takes an active role.
At Community Conscience/Under One Roof, he is currently treasurer and has filled this position for the last three years. He is also treasurer of the Conejo Valley Chapter of Thrivent Financial. He has served on the boards of Senior Concerns and Los Robles Regional Medical Center (Chairman), YMCA – SE Ventura County (Vice Chair), Thousand Oaks Rotary, Many Mansions, Conejo Valley Historical Society, Stagecoach Inn Museum Foundation, Conejo Future Foundation, Conejo Symphony Orchestra, United Way of VC, American Red Cross – VC, Conejo Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Alliance for the Arts and is currently the president of the Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of Thousand Oaks.
Jerry is an advocate for many worthy causes in our region and Community Conscience is so very proud of his accomplishments. How fortunate we are to have him! (article by Fran Brough)