Nancy Miller was elected to the Tallahassee City Commission Seat 3 in 2010 and reelected in 2014.
Nancy believes that our rich natural environment and abundant supply of clean water are invaluable assets that can sustain our residents and our economy into the future. She firmly believes that Tallahassee has the potential to become a world-class city, and that such a status requires world-class infrastructure. A sound system of public utility and transportation infrastructure is a primary function of government and is essential to supporting a strong local economy. She works tirelessly to provide adequate resources dedicated to maintaining and improving these systems and to protecting our natural assets.
As a biologist, business owner and urban planner, Nancy’s background, experience and general tenaciousness have helped her to guide Tallahassee toward becoming a dynamic economic ecosystem with natural assets that attract visitors and offer respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. An enthusiastic supporter of strengthening our locally owned businesses, she is a strong advocate of the City’s placemaking activities in Midtown, South Monroe, College Avenue and Market Square and she worked successfully to repeal the City’s Business Tax in 2016.
Nancy’s long history of commitment to achieving these community goals began through her service on local boards and committees. She was an original member of the Economic and Environmental Consensus Committee, creating the first Blueprint 2000 initiative, and she remains deeply involved with the Blueprint program today. This leadership effort has resulted in over $500 million invested in community improvements such as roads, sidewalks, FAMU Way, stormwater treatment, and an expanded system of parks, greenways, and bicycle trails.
As a strong believer in a regional economy and the value of our cultural heritage, Nancy serves on several boards, including the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency, the Downtown Improvement Authority, and the Tourist Development Council.
Nancy hails from Asheville, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has an M.S. in Biology from Northeast Louisiana University. Since moving to Tallahassee in 1985, Nancy has raised her two children in Tallahassee and been actively engaged in the community. As an independent businessperson all her life, Nancy has owned and managed a retail store, a sales agency and a consulting business. In 2006, she received her M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. In her spare time, Nancy and her husband, John, love to spend time outdoors boating, biking and hiking the beautiful, natural places throughout our area.
Current Board SErvice and Memberships
- Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency
- Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency
- Downtown Improvement Authority
- Apalachee Regional Planning Council
- Tourist Development Council
- Council on Culture and the Arts
- Community Redevelopment Agency
- John G. Riley Museum Board of Directors