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District 2 Councilmember Miller


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Katherine Miller is currently serving her second term on the Stockton City Council.  She was elected in November 2008 and 2012 to represent Council District 2, in north Stockton.


Councilmember Miller currently serves on a number of Boards and Committees.  Since her election, Kathy has also served as Vice Mayor, 2009 - 2012; Chair of the Council Audit and Housing Committees; Member of the Council Budget/Finance/Economic Development Committee; and Stockton's Representative to San Joaquin County Council of Governments, 2009 - 2012, Northeastern San Joaquin County Groundwater Banking Authority, League of California Cities Central Valley Division Executive Committee, and League of California Cities' Environmental Quality Policy Committee. 


The most immediate priority for her second term will be to provide policy direction and support to Stockton's management staff to facilitate successful negotiations of a Plan of Adjustment and bring Stockton out of bankruptcy.  Additional high priorities for her second term are the numerous water issues facing Stockton and the San Joaquin region.  Fostering economic development opportunities, with a focus on family-wage jobs, will also be a priority in the coming year as the economy begins to recover.  Kathy will focus much of her work on continuing to secure funding for critical infrastructure and continued revitalization of downtown.


After relocating to Stockton from Seattle, Washington in 1997, Kathy established an interior design firm, Bonniebrook Interiors.  In addition to her design work, Kathy volunteered with a variety of non-profit organizations.  From 1997 - 2006 she served First Night Stockton, the City's annual New Year's Eve Community Celebration, eventually supervising all aspects of the development and production of the event as President of the Board of Directors.


In 2004, Kathy became the Executive Director for the Downtown Stockton Alliance, a position she held for more than four years.  The Alliance is a property and business improvement district with an annual budget of over $1 million, whose mission is to develop, promote and maintain historic downtown Stockton as a regional business, cultural and entertainment destination.


Kathy is a graduate of the Great Valley Center Leadership Institute, Leadership Stockton and California State University San Bernardino Downtown Association Professional Certificate Program.  She holds a three-year A.A. in Interior Design and is a recipient of the 2005 California Association of Leadership Programs Distinguished Leader Award and 2004 Leadership Stockton Outstanding Alumni Award for Community Service.  She has served on the Executive Committee of the Business Leadership Summit, San Joaquin Partnership Economic Development Task Force and the Board of Directors and Government Relations Council of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. 


Kathy has been married to husband, Karl, for thirty-five years.  They have three grown children who are all graduates of Lincoln High School and public universities in California and Washington.  Andy is a musician in New York City; Adam and his wife, Devon, are artists in Los Angeles; and Katie is a Fourth Grade teacher at Stockton Collegiate International School in downtown Stockton.


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Contact Information

Councilmember Kathy Miller

425 N. El Dorado Street

Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 937-8244




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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/24/2014