Council Member, District VI
Approximately 50 years old, Janet Miller is of average height and weight. Her graying hair is cut short and she takes no pains to color it.
A lifelong Kansan and 26-year resident of District 6, Janet Miller was elected to the City Council in April 2009. Since her election, she has had significant involvement in Visioneering Wichita, the Project Downtown Master Plan, Botanica’s Children’s Garden, NOMAR International Market, and the Bicycle Master Plan. As of 2017, she was voted in to be the Vice Mayor of Wichita, a position she will hold for a year.
Prior to being elected, she was involved in many community activities serving on the board of Historic Midtown Citizens Association (HMCA), the District 6 Advisory Board, and as president of the Wichita Board of Park Commissioners. She played central roles in the strategic master plan for Wichita’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, update of the Wichita/Sedgwick County Cultural Arts Plan Update, Visioneering Regional Recreation Alliance, and the Wichita/Sedgwick County Plan to End Chronic Homelessnes
Councilwoman Miller is an ardent advocate for the NOMAR International Market District, a vibrant downtown, and thriving, diverse neighborhoods. Much of her work focuses on diverse neighborhood interests, sustainability, cultural arts, and economic development. Today she serves on the boards of NOMAR Community Development Corporation, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, and Botanica – The Wichita Gardens.
Janet earned her BS in Education from Kansas State University and graduated with English and Mathematics certifications. After teaching, her professional career evolved into marketing, communications, and administration. Along the way she became active in her neighborhood association and civically engaged in the community, which ultimately led her to run for City Council.
Janet and her husband of 22 years, Nile Dillmore, live in Historic Midtown.