City Council

The Miller City Council is composed of six council members elected from three wards within the city.  The council members serve a two-year term.  The Council is led by an elected mayor who also serves a two-year term.  They meet every first and third Monday of the month (except for when a holiday is on that Monday) at 7 PM at City Hall.

Ron Blachford

Mayor

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Bob Steers

Ward 1


Jeff Swartz

Ward 1


Joe Zeller

Ward 2

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SuAnne Rowen Meyer

Ward 2

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Jim Odegaard

Ward 3

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Tony Rangel

Ward 3

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Download the committee appointments for 2019


Ron Blachford, Mayor

Ronald (Ron) Blachford was born in Miller and has lived in Hand County all of his life. He has been a resident of Miller for the last 21 years.

He recently retired as the Highway Superintendent after being employed with Hand County for over 30 years.

Ron has three children, two step-children, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

He is proud to serve as the mayor of Miller.

Bob Steers, Council Member - Ward 1

Jeff Swartz, Council Member - Ward 1

Joe Zeller, Council Member - Ward 2

SuAnne Rowen Meyer, Member - Ward 2

Jim Odegaard, Council Member - Ward 3

Jim Odegaard was born in Miller on July 19th, 1954, to Bud and Francelia Odegaard. He has an older brother, Rich, who lives in Browning, MT, and an older sister, Ann, who passed away in 2005. Jim grew up on a farm south of Highmore and attended school there. During his high school years, he worked at the Pioneer Garage in Highmore and after high school, he attended a year at the Vo-Tech in Springfield, SD, for auto mechanics.

Jim met his wife, Corrine, in Highmore and they were married on May 25th, 1974. They have two sons, Eric and Clinton, and one grandchild, Courtney. Their oldest son, Eric, and his wife, Angie, and daughter, Courtney, live in Spencer, IA. Their youngest son, Clint, was married to Dana in March, 2007, and reside in Minooka, IL.

In May, 1974, Jim and his family moved to Miller and he worked for Kennedy Houseboats for 12 years. After the factory moved, he went to work full-time for Pugh Brothers on their farm. He is currently employed at Dakota Energy Coop where he has worked for six years.

His hobbies are snowmobiling, woodworking and remodeling their home. He was a member of the Miller Fire Department for a number of years and was elected to the Miller City Council in April of 2007.

Tony Rangel, Council Member - Ward 3

Anthony (Tony) Rangel moved to Miller in 1987 to accept the Postmaster position. He retired in 2005 with 37 years of service.

Tony and his wife Bette have two children and four grandchildren.

He has served on the City Council since May of 2010 and enjoys the challenge.


2019 Committee Assignments/Mayoral Appointments

(Committee Chair is first person listed, Alternate is 3rd person listed)

FINANCE OFFICE

Steers, Rangel, Meyer

PUBLIC SAFETY

Steers, Rangel, Swartz, 


Police, Fire, Civil Defense, Emergency Warning System

STREETS, PARK, BALLPARK

Swartz, Zeller, Steers


Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks, Park, Ballpark, City Hall Mowing, Storm Sewer, Street Equipment

UTILITIES

Swartz, Meyer, Rangel


Lights and Power, Water, Sewer, Pool, City Hall Snow Removal, Utility Equipment

AIRPORT, CITY PLANNING & ZONING

 Zeller, Steers, Meyer

PERSONNEL

Odegaard, Zeller, Meyer

BEAUTIFICATION
 

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Odegaard, Rangel

Rangel, Meyer, Swartz 

ON HAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DELEGATE

Zeller

HOUSING

Meyer, Steers

The Mayor is a member of each committee as ex-officio.  (By virtue of his title.)

2019 Mayor Appointments

CITY ATTORNEY

Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Northrup LLP 

CHIEF OF POLICE

Shannon Speck

FINANCE OFFICER

Sheila Coss

OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER

“The Miller Press”

OFFICIAL DEPOSITORS

American Bank & Trust - Miller


Quoin Financial Bank - Miller


Wells Fargo Bank
SD FIT

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER

Dr. John Hopkins

LEPC LIAISON

Ronald Hoftiezer

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVES

Bob Steers, Jeff Swartz

NECOG LIAISON 

SuAnne Meyer

TREE CITY USA

Jim Odegaard

CONSOLIDATED EQUALIZATION

Jim Odegaard