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San Joaquin County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Kathy Miller

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Stockton; Council District 2

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After relocating to Stockton from Seattle, Washington in 1997, Kathy established an interior design firm, Bonniebrook Interiors. In addition to her design work, Kathy volunteered with a variety of non-profit organizations. From 1997 + 2006 she served First Night Stockton, the City's annual New Year's Eve Community Celebration, as Button (ticket) Sales Coordinator, Programming and Publicity Coordinator, Sponsorship Coordinator and eventually supervised all aspects of the development and production of the event as President of the Board of Directors.

In 2004, Kathy became the Executive Director for the Downtown Stockton Alliance, a position she holds today. The Alliance is a property and business improvement district, with an annual budget of just over $1 million, whose mission is to develop, promote and maintain historic downtown Stockton as a regional business, cultural and entertainment destination. Kathy oversees a staff of twenty-seven with operations including maintenance of downtown sidewalks and public spaces; roaming Hospitality Guides to provide directions and assistance to downtown visitors; a variety of marketing efforts such as publication of a monthly newspaper, The Downtowner, regular columns in the local paper, The Record, radio jingles, print advertising and the interactive websites and; economic development programs to attract businesses, developers and investors; and advocacy to provide input on development of public policy to support the priorities of downtown property and business owners.

Kathy is a graduate of Leadership Stockton and California State University San Bernardino Downtown Association Professional Certificate Program, holds a three-year A.A. in Interior Design and is a recipient of the 2004 Leadership Stockton Outstanding Alumni Award for Community Service and 2000 Northern California Home & Design Achievement Award. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Business Leadership Summit and Editorial Advisory Board of the Central Valley Business Journal. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors and the Government Relations Council of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and San Joaquin Partnership Economic Development Task Force.

Kathy has been married to husband, Karl, for thirty years. They have three children: Andrew, a graduate of San Francisco State University, currently resides in Portland, Oregon; Adam, a graduate of Sacramento State University and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, as a Master of Fine Arts; and Katie, a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington who has recently returned to California to obtain a teaching credential.

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