Naperville City Councilman Kenn Miller announced Sunday that he would not seek re-election.
Miller was first elected to the City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009. He served on the Naperville Plan Commission for two years from 2003 to 2005, and as a Wheatland Township Trustee from 2000 to 2003.
“After nearly eight years on council, it’s time for me to evaluate my future,” Miller wrote in a statement. “My business has seen tremendous growth which has caused significant demand of my time. Furthermore, my wife and I want to spend more time traveling to visit with our daughters and grandchildren.”
Miller noted he will not be securing a petition packet to run for when they become available this week.
“Changing the election of council to districts in 2015 is not the reason for my decision,” he added. “I think it best to give others an opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to Naperville. I hope new candidates will emerge from different segments of Naperville, if I do not run for the two-year term this next spring.”
Along with his background in government leadership as an elected official, he has also been active in community organizations.
With more than 30 years of business experience, Miller said he will continue to be a member of both the Naperville Development Partnership and the DuPage Mayors & Managers Legislative Committee.
Miller is also involved in community organizations such as Citizens Appreciate Public Safety, Naperville Exchange Club and is the current President of the Downtown Rotary Club.
He is the past president of the River Run Homeowners Association, and has served as a delegate to the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation from 1998 to 2003.
Kenn Miller and his wife Janice have been residents of Naperville since 1995 and have two daughters and three grandchildren.