Written by John Drew
She served the citizens of Nassau County for 47 years.
Gwendolyn Miller was born and raised in Fernandina Beach and went on to become the first lady to be elected as a Constitutional Officer in Nassau County. Through the years, she added Little League “Team Mom”, Brownie Scout “Troop Leader” and Sunday School Teacher to her list of duties. In 1996 The Islander Magazine recognized her as one of the 5 most influential women in Nassau County. Even with these accomplishments, she was most proud to have been a wife, mother and grandmother.
She began her career in government service at the Historic Courthouse in Fernandina Beach in 1959 under the leadership of Tax Collector Ira W. Hall. She was elected to succeed Mr. Hall in 1976 and took office in January of 1977.
Ms. Gwendolyn Miller was an icon in the political world of Nassau County for half a century. Her legacy and memory will continue. Thank you, Ms. Miller, for a lifetime of public service.