Miller wants another term on Bryant post

Alderman Brenda Miller is seeking re-election to the Bryant City Council.

Miller currently holds the council's Ward 4, Position 1 seat.

"I believe solid background and experience leads to good decisions with local government issues and citizen trust to continue building a progressive Bryant now and for future generations to enjoy," Miller said.

During Miller's 25 years of residency in Bryant, she has seen the city's population grow from "about 4,000 to over 18,000 today."

"I would like to continue serving on the Bryant City Council to bring forward responsible changes with growth that would continue improving the quality of life for the residents," she said.

Miller noted that she believes Bryant needs more connector streets.

"With a large percentage of the city budget directly connected to sales tax, I hope to see current financial information to provide adequate information for placing more drainage issues and street overlays in the budget as soon as revenues allow projects to be properly evaluated," she said.

Miller has served the Bryant community in several capacities.

In March of 2010, she was appointed to fill a vacancy on the city council.

As a member of the Bryant Planning Commission from 1996 to 2006, she helped to bring in several developments to the city, including Walmart, Ashley's Furniture, Target, Alcoa Exchange, Bishop Park, Hurricane Golf Course, Saline County Airport, several strip malls and banks, and Bethel Middle School.

Miller served on the Bryant School Board from 2001 to 2006, during which time Bryant Middle School, the Bryant Athletic complex, Bethel Middle School and Hurricane Creek Elementary were constructed.

For 18 years she worked for the Saline County Assessor's Office as a certified appraisal manager and senior appraiser for county assessing.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a member of Bryant's First United Methodist Church.

Miller and husband Tom have three daughters, Brandy, Brook and Susan, and two sons, Mark and Matthew. They also have six grandchildren whom Miller calls "sensational."

"I love wearing 'Bryant Blue' and am proud to live and continue growing our family in the center of Arkansas — in Bryant.

"I would consider it an honor to continue being a 'voice of the people' in Ward 4 of the Bryant City Council," she said.