Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Jess Miller was first elected to council in 2016 and is one of the youngest people to hold elected office at the City of Sydney. Jess is currently deputy chair of the Environment Committee and the Cycling Advisory Committee and a member of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils.
Jess is passionate about supporting Sydney's night-time economy, and the artists, musicians, small bar owners and venues that underpin it.
Jess is a program advisor to sustainability and innovation company, Republic of Everyone.
Jess is known for her creative and inclusive approaches to sustainability, strategy and innovation. Jess co-founded GreenUps Sustainability Drinks, Grow it Local and the Elizabeth Street Gallery. She has worked on the Garage Sale Trail, Tweed Ride and Grow Show which featured an enormous veggie patch and education programs outside Melbourne Town Hall.
For the past three years, Jess has curated the food program for TEDxSydney where she introduced 'crowd-farming', 'rebel food' and 'love food'. Jess is passionate about the power of food to bring people together, celebrating local food and drink producers of Sydney and she was the curator of the General Thinking on the Streets of Barangaroo event series.
Jess sits on the Environment Panel for the Greater Sydney Commission, is a Weleda Biodiversity ambassador, sits on the Parent Advisory Group of the Parenthood and was voted the Sydney electorate's Woman of the Year 2014. She was voted as a Reformer in the Sydney Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People in 2012.
Her work has earned an Industry Innovation Award from the Property Council for the 202020 Vision, Good Design Award for Social Innovation, Australian Event Award for Best Achievement in Catering for TEDxSydney and Grow It Local collaboration.