Manchester Town Council candidate: Jennifer Miller

Manchester Town Council candidate: Jennifer Miller
Manchester Town Council member Jennifer Miller is running for re-election unopposed — as are Mayor Ryan Warner and Councilman Vincent Pacelli.  (Jennifer Miller/Courtesy photo)

Ahead of this spring’s municipal elections, the Carroll County Times has asked candidates to provide information on themselves and their priorities. Their responses are listed here in full.

Manchester Town Council member Jennifer Miller is running for re-election unopposed — as are Mayor Ryan Warner and Councilman Vincent Pacelli. Here are Miller’s responses.

Biographical information

What is your profession (and years experience): Elementary School Teacher, 12th year

Current employment (and how many years): Carroll County Public Schools, 12 years

Education: B.S. and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Towson University, additional 30+ post graduate credits from McDaniel College with courses in Special Education, Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leadership, & Administration

Community groups involved in (and in what role): Manchester VFD & Ladies Auxiliary

Past political experience: Manchester Town Council 2015-current

Years (approximately) you’ve lived in Manchester: I have lived in the Manchester area my entire life. I purchased my house in town about 6 years ago and prior to that lived in Lineboro.

Why do you want to serve in this role?

As I am completing my first term in office, I am finding that I have learned a great deal about the workings of the town from an overall, big picture standpoint to the day-to-day operations. I would like the opportunity to apply what I have learned so far to help make Manchester even better for our residents.

How do you plan to represent your municipality’s interests in the county government?

I plan to represent the best interests of Manchester by supporting the strong, positive relationships we have with the county government and continue to work in partnership with the commissioners to support the needs of our town and citizens.

Name something you would begin working to accomplish as soon as your first week on the job.

Supporting the inclusive playground equipment at Christmas Tree Park for children with special needs as well as making the park and equipment more accessible for all.

What skills do you have to offer constituents that other candidates might not?

extremely organized, ability to multi-task, patience, ability to make decisions quickly, great attention to detail

What one thing would you most like to see changed?

More commerce opportunities for small businesses

What are your campaign priorities?
  • Maintaining low tax rate
  • Working to make the water and wastewater more self-sufficient so that the town doesn’t subsidize the water used/treated to free up more funds to update (and replace) as appropriate our aging infrastructure
Are there any ways you intend to work with the newly formed Manchester Planning & Event Committee?

When the Manchester Planning & Events Committee first shared their ideas for events in town, I was very excited to learn about all of the family-friendly opportunities that would be available for our community. I was fortunate enough to be able to volunteer at their first event, the Egg Scramble, where I got to see firsthand just how dedicated these ladies are to our town. At that event, I shared with the committee that I would like to be more involved in their future events and plan to attend not only these events but also their meetings. The Egg Scramble was a huge success, drawing hundreds of people, and I look forward to supporting this committee (and their future events) any way that I can.