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The City of Sanibel operates with a budget of around $66 million, equivalent to that of a medium-sized corporation. To successfully manage and oversee an enterprise of this scope and complexity, we need to elect leaders who are competent and experienced in financial oversight and accounting. Mike Miller, a candidate for City Council, has all the right credentials, experience, and temperament for this job.
Mike Miller is an attorney, a certified public accountant, and a financial analyst. He has been a tax consultant and accountant for a “Big Eight” CPA firm, the Vice-President and tax counsel for a “Fortune 100” company. Mike has a long record of service and environmental advocacy on the Island. He has been the President of COTI (where he became well versed in Sanibel’s financial challenges), President of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, and Vice-Chair of the Parks and Recreation City Advisory Committee He has also served on the City Budget Advisory Committee, Together – A Way Forward (an interfaith group focused on environmental stewardship), chaired the Sanibel Amateur Radio Volunteer Team, and served as a volunteer for F.I.S.H., United Way tax assistance and legal document preparation.
Mike understands the balance needed to keep all sectors of our Island thriving. Sanibel would be well served with Mike Miller on the City Council.
full-time Sanibel resident