Mike Miller, a Manawa native, has filled a position on the Manawa Common Council, representing the 3rd Ward.
“When I went to vote, there was no one on the ballot,” said Miller. “So I wrote my own name in. I was shocked when I found out the next morning that I had won.”
“I am a strong believer in giving back to the community and I feel this is something I want to do,” said Miller. “I love the city of Manawa.”
“I would like to congratulate Mike on his election to the seat of third ward alderman,” said Mayor John Smith. “Mike and I have a long history as we graduated together in 1986, so I like to think that I know him fairly well. I am looking for Mike to be very involved with committees as well as the council as a whole. He will be bringing new and fresh ideas to the city.”
Miller noted that he will be readily available to the people of Manawa and surrounding areas.
“I look forward to any comments or questions the people may have and will help in any way that I can,” he said. “I bring a level headed approach to everything I do in life. I will give the 3rd ward and the city of Manawa the best I have to give.”
“Mike has been very involved in the community as an EMT for many years, active in his church, and he also announces many of the local sporting events,” said Smith. “He has been in the community eye for many years and is very accessible to the residents.”
Miller will be filling a position that was vacated by Joel Bonikowske, and will also serve on the Improvements and Services Committee.
“I think that the path that the common council is going on is a great one,” said Miller. “I want to see the city continually growing and have every empty business in town occupied and succeeding.”
“The city of Manawa is headed for great things and improvements and I am very proud to be a part of the city council,” he said. “I am proud I am from Manawa.”
Miller is a 1986 graduate of Little Wolf High School. He and his wife, Karen, have two adult children – Ryan and Seth.