IMC Municipal Consulting
Title: Managing Partner
Following his retirement in 2007 from the City of Long Beach, Jerry Miller helped to establish IMC Municipal Consulting where he serves as Managing Partner. Founded in affiliation with the INCO Company, a successful commercial real estate brokerage based in Long Beach, IMC Municipal Consulting provides real estate and community development advisory services focused on achieving the economic development goals of its clients. Among the firm’s clients have been Balfour Beatty Capital, Inc., City Light & Power, the Port of Los Angeles, LCW Partners, Davila Properties, and the San Pedro Bay Port Technologies Development Center.
Prior to establishing IMC Municipal Consulting, Miller served as City Manager of Long Beach, where he was responsible for a variety of chief executive duties, including managing a City budget in excess of $1 billion, and overseeing 13 City departments, 250 management staff and approximately 5,000 employees. Prior to his appointment as City Manager Miller held, several positions of senior management responsibility in Long Beach including Acting City Manager, Assistant City Manager and Deputy City Manager.
Miller first began his employment with the City of Long Beach in the Department of Community Development where he was responsible for contracts administration and management functions for the Training and Employment Development Division. Following this, Miller became Manager of the Economic Development Bureau where he had broad responsibility for numerous economic development programs including City-funded lending efforts, tax credit, marketing, workforce development and other business development programs. Miller also was charged with managing the City’s base closure and reuse planning efforts stemming from the 1991 and 1995 decisions of the federal Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission to close the Long Beach Naval Station, Naval Hospital and Naval Shipyard facilities. In response, the City formulated base reuse plans under Miller’s direction which have been praised by the Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Federal Economic Development Administration, and the Council for Urban Economic Development.
Miller was born in Pasadena, California and has lived in Long Beach since 1961. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and a Master of Science in Community-Clinical Psychology also from CSULB. Miller is a US Army veteran having served for three years during the Viet-Nam era with the Armed Forces Police Detachment in Honolulu, Hawaii. Achieving the rank of Sergeant, Miller was a military policeman who was attached to a unit composed of representatives of all branches of the US Armed Forces who served under a unified command. The unit provided various law enforcement services in support of and in coordination with the Honolulu Police Department and other military and civilian police agencies.
Miller’s professional affiliations include the International City/County Management Association and the Urban Land Institute. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Rancho Los Alamitos, Port of Los Angeles High School, and Long Beach Non-profit Partnership. Miller was the recipient of: the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award for the College of Liberal Arts at CSULB; the 2005 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award from the Long Beach Area Council of Boy Scouts; the 2005 Freedom Fund Committee Choice Award from the Long Beach Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons; the 2006 Chapter Presidents Award from the American Society for Public Administration, Los Angeles Metropolitan Chapter; the 2007 President’s Distinguished Citizen Award from CSULB; and in 2007 was recognized as a Fellow by the International Economic Development Council.