Al Miller has been appointed to fill the District 1 Alderperson vacancy created when former Alderperson Pete Stumbris resigned in December of 2012. The council voted 8-0 in favor of approving the appointment.
“I feel honored that Ald. Peter Stumbris submitted my name to serve out his term as alderperson of District 1,” wrote Miller in a letter delivered to the city on Dec. 5. “I feel that I may be able to add some input into the future of our great community.”
Miller stated that he was born and raised in this area until about the age of 12, when his family moved to Milwaukee. Miller spent much of his adult life in the Milwaukee area. He drove truck for about 12 years before losing his job due to deregulation of the transportation industry. He then went into the bar business to get through a couple tough years.
“I eventually got into the bowling business as a manager of a bowling center. I also worked part-time at Avis Rent a Car in Milwaukee as a shuttler, moving cars to different locating stations,” Miller wrote. “I then decided to move out west to Las Vegas, Nevada. I worked for Avis in Las Vegas for about 13 years until my retirement.
“While at Avis I started out checking in rental cars with a computer. I worked my way through the ranks into management. I started out as a shift manager, which consisted of taking care of rental counters as well as outdoor areas, car cleaning area as well as the car staging area,” wrote Miller. “I also worked in the maintenance area as the parts manager. My last management position was the Preferred Service Manager. This department took care of most of the corporate and VIP customers.”
Miller retired in 2005 due to health reasons as well as wanting to come back home. When he moved back to Wisconsin, he lived in Appleton for 16 months. He spent a lot of time driving back and forth from Appleton to Clintonville, and finally decided to buy a house in Clintonville so he could finally be home.
Miller said he owns his home at 74 McKinley Avenue. He is an avid sports fan, and attends almost all of the high school baseball, football and basketball games. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Clintonville A’s, and also serves on the Park and Rec Commission.
“I have really thought of running for the City Council in the future,” wrote Miller. “I really want to see our beautiful city grow in a positive way in the future. I would like to have a chance to be a part of that future.”
Miller was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting. He will serve out the remainder of Stumbris’ term, which ends in April 2014.