Council Member – Jodi Miller,
Born and raised in Stephenson County, Jodi Miller, has resided in towns across the county from Cedarville and Orangeville to German Valley and Freeport. She graduated from Dakota High School and has been a resident of the 4th Ward in Freeport for over 10 years.
Jodi is actively involved in her faith, community groups, and local politics. She is a member of Eastgate Christian Center, Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, and a committee member of both Freeport Downtown Development Foundation and The River District. In 2014, in conjunction with her business, Union Dairy, Jodi hosted the largest three day family event in Freeport history – the 100 Year Celebration of the Union Dairy.
Jodi is the manager and co-owner of the Union Dairy; Freeport ' s sweetest tradition for over 100 years. As a small business owner, she believes that being proactive in attracting new business to Freeport is vital to the health of the city. Just like listening to her customers for suggested ice cream flavors, Jodi is excited to collaborate with other business owners and Freeport ' s residents to meet their needs and to discover how the city council plays a role in serving them to grow our city.
As an alderperson, Jodi applies her business acumen and leadership to be a better public servant to all the citizens of Freeport. She understands that to lead Freeport in a positive direction, economic development is not the sole focus before her. Crime prevention and community involvement are also keys to developing the best plan forward. By engaging residents and working together as a team, Jodi hopes to achieve one goal by improving the Neighborhood Watch programs to reduce crime and recidivism rates in Freeport. These efforts would be inconjunction with an expanded bike patrol presence to reduce crime in all of Freeport, not just the 4th Ward.
She encourages the citizens to be a part of making Freeport better. “I will dedicate as much of my time, resources and knowledge as I can to growing our city. I am accessible and eager to hear from residents as well as share news, good and bad. The citizens of Freeport have great ideas and I want them to know I am listening."
When Jodi isn ' t serving as an alderwoman nor acting as the resident soda jerk at the Union Dairy, she can be found spending time with her three children and loving up her six grandbabies.
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