I am a wife, a step-mom, a grandma, a dog mom, a business owner, a neighbor, a friend and a volunteer.
I am Arvada.
I love Arvada. I love that we have 115,000 people in this beautiful city and it still feels like modern-day Mayberry. When you go into the grocery store, they recognize you. When you eat out at the restaurants, they know your order. And when you do business with our businesses, they call you by name.
I am running because I love Arvada and I want to help Shape the Future of this awesome City.
I am running because I want to see Smart Growth.
I am running because I want to see Engaged, Safe, Strong Neighborhoods and a Thriving Business Community.
I am a problem solver.
I work hard.
I do what I say I am going to do.
I am committed to Arvada and will represent all of our residents.
You can count on me.
I would love your support.
Most of you know I was your Arvada Chamber of Commerce President 2008 - 2013.
During that time I served on many local, county and state Boards of Directors and committees. From budgets to strategic plans, I worked hard for each organization and was not a figure head trying to build a resume. I worked with economic development boards, non-profit boards and several committees.
What many of you may not know is that in 2013 I was hired as the CEO of a state trade association where my roles and service grew to the level of state and national boards and committees.
Throughout my service on these boards and committees, I always worked hard and I listened to the opinions of both sides of an issue before making a decision that would affect the organization. I will serve Arvada with that same dedication, listening to you before making decisions that effect our city.
What others say about Dot Miller's Qualifications to Lead
• Accomplished leader with a diverse entrepreneurial skill set, as well as proven track record in building relationships, collaboration, problem solving, creating successful programs.
• Unparalleled ability to organize, schedule, execute and drive achievement.
• Exceptional leadership ability as a talented motivator with extensive background in developing social interaction among partner organizations. Enthusiastic professional with a unique style to encourage others to find their personal success.
• Relationship-centered, win-win approach, used to create solutions.
• Respected by clients, staff and community partners as a team player/leader who models integrity, innovation, and tenacious problem solving, while optimizing customer service.
In September of 2015, I married the most amazing man, Ranger Miller. We live in Arvada with our dog, Diesel. We work hard, we volunteer a lot, we dance as often as we can and we live life every single minute. We have so much fun together.
Ranger has four incredible children: Lindsay, Kara, Kevin and Sam. Lindsay and her partner, Charlie, have a beautiful baby girl, Bradley... making me Grandma!
I am a business owner. I started The Solution in February of last year. The Solution is an Association Management Company that manages operations, administration, marketing and communications and bookkeeping for Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce, non-profit organizations and even private sector businesses.
We keep your costs low through the concept of shared resources. We are The Solution.
Prior to starting The Solution, I was the CEO for the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado, the state trade association for the independent insurance industry and before that, the President of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to my role as your Arvada Chamber of Commerce President, I owned a franchise called Pump It Up and worked for several years as a consultant to small businesses.
Just out of college, I started my career in industrial distribution, managing operations for the sale of cutting tools and abrasives until my company purchased a manufacturing plant and I added operations management for the manufacturing of cutting tools to my resume.
I love my life! I get to meet the coolest people and travel to the most amazing places and do great things for membership associations, chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations and private sector business.
Dot Miller has been a fixture in the Colorado business community for over a decade, and in that time she has demonstrated unparalleled passion and commitment for her work and her community.
Most recently, at the helm of The Solution, the Association Management Company that she founded in 2016, Dot manages operations for Associations and Chambers of Commerce across the country. Prior to starting her company, Dot was the CEO of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado and before that the President of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce.
Dot was a business owner herself for years before getting involved in the Chamber and Association worlds. She is extremely passionate about helping businesses and membership organizations thrive. After owning a business that employed 30 teenagers, Dot founded a non-profit organization called the Jefferson County Business Education Alliance to help students become workforce ready; for this, in 2013, she was Jefferson County Schools CTE Program's Business Person of the Year. She also co-founded the Arvada Vitality Alliance, a non-profit organization which seeks to raise funds from private entities to benefit the many non-profits that serve Arvada.
Dot is actively involved in many other organizations including the Arvada Colts, Blues & BBQ for Better Housing, Family Tree and the Colorado Society of Association Executives.
Dot’s hard work and dedication have not gone unrecognized in the community—in the past few years, she has been honored with the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, CACI named her CEO of the Year, and the Denver Post named her one of Tomorrow’s Most Influential Women in Colorado.
Dot lives in Arvada, Colorado, with her husband Ranger and her dog Diesel. Dot and Ranger were recently presented with the Image Award in Arvada for all they do for their community.