By: Rick Brown
Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County, Lesley “Les” Miller Jr., was named Kappa Man of the Year by the Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. during the fraternity’s annual fund raiser Black and White Ball.
Miller was awarded the chapter’s highest honor for his leadership not only in the community but for helping the chapter secure and put on premier events in the community.
“We wanted to honor you for your help in making the National Founders’ Day and 69th Southern Province Council Meeting successful,” Tampa Alumni Polemarch Roland C. Daniels told Miller, “as well as for the recruitment and being awarded of the 2023 Grand Conclave to Tampa.
“As chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, you are helping to make our community a better place to live, work and play,” Daniels said. “Thank you Brother Miller for all you do for the Tampa Bay area and Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.”
Miller, who joined Kappa Alpha Psi while a student at the University of South Florida in 1975, was humbled by the award.
“A gigantic thank you to the Brothers of Tampa Alumni Chapter for bestowing me this honor,” Miller said. “I work every day to make the lives of citizens in our county better. It is what was bestowed in me by my parents and becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Psi with our fundamental purpose that keeps me focused.”
Miller is running in the 2020 election for Hillsborough county Clerk of the Circuit Court. He is married to Gwen Miller former Chair woman of the City Council in Tampa.
Miller was not the only member honored by the chapter.
Reginald Linebarger was awarded the Polemarch Award for his behind the scenes work for the chapter. Linebarger has not only served as Reclamation Chairman, which garnered the chapter back-to-back Southern Province Reclamation Chapter of the Year, but also has served as the chapter’s budget master.
Daniels stated. “For your untiring efforts to advance Tampa Alumni Chapter to a higher level, for always answering the call to serve, I say thank you,”