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Jodi Miller

City Hall Building

314 W. Stephenson St., Suite 200

Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815.235.8200
Fax: 815.235.8874
Email: Jodi Miller


Linda Buss

Elected 2017
Term through May 2021


Elected to the office of Mayor in 2017, Jodi Miller is a lifelong resident of Stephenson County. She is a graduate of Dakota High School and has been a resident of the 4th Ward in Freeport for over 14 years. She was elected to the Freeport City Council in 2015 and served as 4th Ward Alderman until her election as mayor.

Jodi is the manager and co-owner of Freeport's iconic Union Dairy ice cream parlor—an institution and regional destination in Freeport.

Jodi is actively involved in her faith, community groups, and local politics. She is a member of the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, and a committee member of both Freeport Downtown Development Foundation and Tour De Freeport. She serves on the Core Committee of Collaborate Freeport—an organization that is leading a new branding and marketing initiative for Freeport. She also serves on the committee of Shifting Gears—a grassroots organization that is working to develop a multiplex racing facility in Stephenson County.

As Mayor, Jodi believes economic growth is paramount to the future sustainability of Freeport. She believes business retention and the expansion of businesses currently residing in Freeport should be our first economic development priority, followed by the recruitment of new businesses and employers to the area. Jodi also believes it's important that efforts be made to continue the strengthening of Freeport's local workforce so that our employees are highly qualified to meet the employment demands of the 21st century.

Finally, Jodi believes improving public safety and strengthening neighborhoods that struggle with crime, blight, and disinvestment is important to the overall success of the community. She supports increased funding for law enforcement and crime prevention strategies, the creation of a Streets Crime Unit with the Freeport Police Department, and greater neighbor and community participation in the rebuilding of Freeport's most distressed neighborhoods.

“Freeport is a city on the rise and I will dedicate as much of my time, resources and knowledge as I can to growing our city. I am convinced by working together and keeping to our commitment in making Freeport a destination city for people to work, play, and live in, there is not an obstacle we can't overcome and an improvement we can't make. I'm excited to be a part of this new chapter in Freeport and am humbled to have been elected Freeport's Mayor.”


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Freeport City Hall
314 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203