Noting the demanding business growth and the desire for more family time, two-term City Councilman Kenn Miller has announced he will not run for re-election in April 2013.
“After nearly eight years on Council, it’s time for me to evaluate my future,” Miller said in a press release. “My business has seen tremendous growth which has caused significant demand of my time. Furthermore, my wife and I want to spend more time traveling to visit with our daughters and grandchildren.”
Packets for petition to run for the two-year term in April 2003 will be available starting this week and Miller noted that he thinks potential candidates should know he will not be securing a packet to run for Naperville City Council again.
“Changing the election of Council to districts in 2015 is not the reason for my decision,” he added. “I think it best to give others an opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to Naperville. I hope new candidates will emerge from different segments of Naperville, if I do not run for the two-year term this next spring.”
Miller has a diverse background in government leadership as an elected official and as a leader in community organizations.
Miller was first elected to the City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009. He served on the Naperville Plan Commission for two years from 2003 – 2005, and as a Wheatland Township Trustee from 2000 – 2003. With more than 30 years of business experience, Miller continues to share his expertise as a member of both the Naperville Development Partnership and the DuPage Mayors & Managers Legislative Committee.
In addition, Miller has donated much of his time to community organizations such as Citizens Appreciate Public Safety and Naperville Exchange Club. He was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown in 2007 (also known as the 4:44 Rotary Club) and is the current President.
He also is the past president of the River Run Homeowners Association. From 1998 to 2003, he served as a delegate to the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation.
Kenn Miller and his wife, Janice, have been residents of Naperville since 1995 and have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Editor’s Note: Always committed to service on a number of different levels, Miller is pictured here with Retired Police Chief David Dial during a recent Rotary meeting, shortly after Miller began his term as president for the 2012-13 year.
Miller’s thoughtful deliberations and insights as a member of the City Council have been assets. His current term ends when the new City Council is sworn in and the city’s fiscal year begins in May 2013.
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