What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

“Perfect for the job!” Bryan Ogle, Past Chairman Cd’A Chamber of Commerce

“Anyone who has worked on a board or project with Kiki Miller knows she is one of the sharpest women in town. Has my support always!” Michelle Stafford, C21 Realtor

“You are bright, sincere and caring. Cd’A is fortunate to have civic leaders like you.” Gordon Crow, Idaho State Senate 1994-2000

“You are an absolute natural for this role.” Marjorie Kerr Desgrossielliers, Cd’A businesswoman

“You’ve got my vote!” Eve Knudtsen, Auto Dealership Owner

“Sincere, kind and bright. Just what Cd’a needs.” Butch Perry, retired

“…one who puts 110% effort in all she does. Clearly her passion for Cd’A is reflected in the years of dedication to projects that better the community.” Karen Cotton, MSW

“Civic Pride, civility and loads of qualifications!” Roberta Larson, Cd’A

“We NEED Kiki Miller on city council!” Suzanne Kaderka, Cd’A

Endorsements 2021:

  • Coeur d’Alene Firefighters IAFF Local 710
  • Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS, Inc.
  • More to come…

Previous Endorsements:

  • Balance North Idaho
    “Driven, fact-finder, open minded.” “…common sense approach to politics and believes in fiscal responsibility to taxpayers. She believes a voice is best heard upfront and promises to listen for the benefit of this community she cares so deeply about.”
  • Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS, Inc.
  • Coeur d’Alene Firefighters IAFF Local 710
  • Kootenai County Fire and Rescue IAFF Local 2856 PAC
  • Coeur d’Alene Police Association

Previous Letters to the Editor – Coeur d’Alene Press

Friday, November 1, 2013

Kiki Miller has been a resident for more than 35 years. A Coeur d’Alene High School graduate, she remained here and actively participated in our community to make it the best for everyone who lived, worked and played in beautiful North Idaho. I’ve known Kiki for more than 25 years and have always admired her love and ambitions for supporting our wonderful city.

I went to work with Kiki five years ago and marvel at her creativity and drive in all of her business endeavors. I watched her success in her now 25-year-old publication company continue to grow. I’ve watched her manage multi-state distribution contracts. I watched, during the failing economy, how she managed the closure of a multi-million dollar road construction company, working tirelessly to ensure that everyone was paid, overcame legal and technical concerns so that everything was completed properly, and no one suffered. Kiki is fiscally responsible, and has the knowledge and experience to understand and manage large scale tasks which are critical for successful city leadership. Most who have lived here for a while are knowledgeable about her civic accomplishments and her diverse and acclaimed involvement. We need this kind of positive leadership in Coeur d’Alene.

I, along with my son, a local firefighter/paramedic in our community, and my daughter, a 17-year employee of a large auto dealership in our community, fully endorse Kiki Miller for City Council to help lead our city.

The three of us also strongly support and endorse Steve Widmyer for mayor, and Amy Evans and Woody McEvers for City Council positions. Please join us in voting for all four of these candidates. We’re confident that they will lead our wonderful community toward a future that ensures us all happiness and prosperity.


Friday, November 1, 2013

The City Council election is quickly turning into a showdown between two very different and distinct teams. One is a team of highly engaged, community-minded citizens and the other team appears to be less tolerant of any change in our community, especially a number of public use projects that have come to fruition over the past decade. The team led by Steve Widmyer encourages citizen participation at every level, while Mary Souza’s group draws a line in the sand and calls out by name specific community leaders whom they don’t happen to approve or agree with.

There is no point in electing officials who intentionally set out to pit hardworking citizens against one another. I want city leaders who have a vision for this community that includes all citizens. I don’t want leaders purposely dividing our community into winners and losers. Candidates seeking trusted leadership positions should have the credentials, track record, and trust to unite and encourage all citizens to participate in government. Our elected leaders need to do more than point out problems and challenges faced by our community, they need to use their skills to seek solutions.

If you want a team of leaders whom you can trust to act in the best interest of all citizens, vote Steve Widmyer, Amy Evans, Kiki Miller and Woody McEvers.

JO ANN NELSON & K.V. NELSON, Coeur d’Alene

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Local election voting is about to take place in Coeur d’Alene. After careful consideration and an analytical assessment of all the information made available on each candidate it appears likely that the four best people for the city council and mayoral positions would be:

Steve Widmyer for mayor. Kiki Miller, Amy Evans and Woody McEvers for city council. Steve Widmyer has a very strong background and experience for leading the city to solid goals and objectives. Kiki Miller, Woody McEvers and Amy Evans show evidence in their background and experience that they would always support the best leadership decisions for a city like ours. But no matter who you like…. GET OUT AND VOTE!

WILLIAM ZALES, Coeur d’Alene

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kiki Miller and I go way back to the Cd’A Chamber of Commerce days in the 1980s. She was then the young spark that made things happen for many community programs and projects. Her enduring enthusiasm, creativity, and good will got things done and done well. She remains involved in the community as one of those folks who use positive energy to persevere and bring about positive results.

She works hard and can be counted on for the long haul as she proved again during the Chamber’s 100th year celebration all last year which she helped organize and bring about as a huge success, event after year long event. Kiki will work well with others to bring about positive results when that is so important for our community right now. Electing her along with the other bright shining lights of positive energy, Steve Widmyer, Amy Evans, and, of course, Woody, will ensure a positive future for our community when we urgently need to continue moving forward.

J.A. “SANDY” EMERSON, Coeur d’Alene

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I strongly support Kiki Miller for city councilwoman. Kiki has the best interests of Coeur d’Alene at heart. She is an energetic organizer who has devoted much of her life to improving life in Coeur d’Alene. She is dedicated to attracting new business to Coeur d’Alene and improving the quality of life by developing partnerships with the city, educational institutions and other businesses in town. She wants Coeur d’Alene to be a place where her children and grandchildren can live and work.

Coeur d’Alene’s future is her agenda and she deserves your vote.

STEPHEN B. McCREA, Coeur d’Alene

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I am endorsing Steve Widmyer for mayor and Woody McEvers, Amy Evans and Kiki Miller for city council because I believe they give us a chance for the best and brightest future for the city of Coeur d’Alene. I have lived in our city for over 30 years and have seen the city struggle through economic downturns, and transition to the vibrant and exciting place it is today.

Recently, I traveled to another state to find the two downtowns near where I grew up had gone through significant decline. Here in Coeur d’Alene with the Kroc Center, a new library, bike and walking trails and the abundance of park and lake access, we would be the envy of most cities. I want candidates who are positive with a clear and exciting vision for the future of our city. I most look forward to taking my granddaughter to the playground and splash pad at the new McEuen Park. Please help to keep the city of Coeur d’Alene moving toward a better future by voting for Steve Widmyer for mayor, and Amy Evans, Kiki Miller and Woody McEvers for city council.
MARY JO BROOKS, Coeur d’Alene

Friday, October 25, 2013

When Mary Souza and her slate of Tea Party Republicans say they want to “take back the city government” – they aren’t kidding. They really want to take it back…as in backwards. No growth, no development, no spending (unless of course, it’s spending for unnecessary elections so citizens can vote on every decision that comes before the city council, or it’s a Souza pet project). We don’t need our city government “taken back.” This community needs to keep the momentum moving with positive thinkers and doers who will keep Coeur d’Alene moving FORWARD.

I support Steve Widmyer, Kiki Miller, Amy Evans, and Woody McEvers – leaders who will lead – and not take us backward. I encourage you to vote for these people on November 5th.


Friday, October 25, 2013

To those about to vote to a successful future of Coeur d’Alene. I have voted absentee (a great service to those of us elders and others for convenience of getting the job done if they can’t get to their poll that day). I don’t mind telling you who I voted for, only because I have people asking me my opinion of “who” each day from some source, because they know I follow who our leaders are, what they think and what they do. I am what is called a “political junkie.” I absolutely want to make the best decisions I can make with my one vote. It could be the winning vote … so everyone should vote.

I support Steve Widmyer for mayor because of his background in business, understanding of BUDGETS and ability to work with others. Kiki Miller for council is my choice. Her dedication for many years of community involvement and work gives her my vote. Amy Evans will bring youth and abounding energy to the good of the city — she received my vote. I choose to keep “Woody” McEvers because I have watched him on channel 19 for a long time and he brings a quiet voice, calm to really bad situations in discussion, and quietly brings answers pro and con from which a decision is then made.

Now, obviously should you think differently — that is your right — vote your conscience. Above all, PLEASE keep this election non-partisan. The City Council of Coeur d’Alene is a non-partisan entity as are school boards and persons elected to the non-partisan board of KMC.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My wife and I have lived in Midtown Coeur d’Alene for 10 years. Before moving here I had the privilege of working for the University of Idaho in Moscow, for 35 years-initially as a professor, and then 13 years as Vice President of Student Affairs. Throughout my UI career I served on many planning committees for campus growth, and was involved with the planning, financing and construction phases for several major campus facilities.

On a recent walk through the new Education Corridor I thought how remarkable it was that community leaders had the foresight to create such a beautiful infrastructure for the future growth of higher education in CDA. I have no doubt that in future years we will see a variety of new educational opportunities arrive as a result of this forethought.

As a community we must remain open to, and embrace, future opportunities to plan and create a vibrant community for our children and grandchildren. We need leaders who are positive in nature and who will seek ways to move our community forward. With that in mind I urge voters to cast their ballot for Steve Widmyer, Kiki Miller, Amy Evans and Woody McEvers. These are individuals who can work together and who will be open to future opportunities to improve Coeur d’Alene.

W. HAL GODWIN, PhD, Coeur d’Alene

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I was delighted to learn that Kiki Miller was running for Coeur d’Alene City Council, because I know her to be passionate, fair and totally committed to our community. And we need her there now! She has the ability to listen with an open mind to all sides and not just run the agenda of any particular interest group. She has spent decades in service to our community by promoting our region, civic leadership and community activism.

Kiki’s passion for our community runs deep in the nonprofit sector as well. Having been involved with several nonprofits over the years, I have watched Kiki publish the North Idaho Family Magazine for the last 16 years. With the mission of promoting healthy families and life-long learning, this publication is a go-to guide for resources and services available in our area, connecting families with valuable information, events and activities. She also created the North Idaho Charitable Events Calendar at her own expense to ensure that local organizations’ events/activities avoid duplication in date or type. Kiki doesn’t profit much from this, but she continues to do it because she sees the need of local families and she cares about our community.

Now Kiki has offered her experience and talents to us in the form of running for City Council. With her ability to hear and consider individual viewpoints without losing sight of the big picture, she brings strong commitment to moving Coeur d’Alene forward in a responsible manner.
Please join me in voting for Kiki Miller and a bright future for Coeur d’Alene.

BETH BARCLAY, Coeur d’Alene

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

As a current owner of several properties and a small business in the city of Coeur d’Alene, I am keenly aware of how lucky we have been to have honest, knowledgeable and concerned people running our city government. As a former director of Downtown CDA, I know the challenges involved in helping businesses succeed. Some very forward-thinking individuals have spearheaded projects, beginning 24 years ago with the physical revitalization of downtown.

This long-term planning is now culminating with the transformation of an “old, tired park” into a magnificent place for people of all ages to enjoy! Our beautiful library, the Kroc Center, Riverstone and Midtown were all part of making this community healthy and usable for all of its citizens. Now it’s time to move on to other areas very much in need of help (like east Sherman Avenue). This just can’t be done with naysayers running our city government, the very people who opposed all of this now want us to trust them to build our future.

I have known Kiki Miller in both business and community endeavors. You want her on your council as she is always the one leaning toward the positive. She is an independent thinker, a good listener, a smart investor and she has proven her love for this city with her involvement many times over.

We want Kiki Miller on our City Council. We NEED Kiki Miller on our City Council!


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