Saratoga City Council Member Howard Miller serves as an alternate member on the VTA Board of Directors representing City Group 3 (the West Valley cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the town of Los Gatos), having been appointed to that position in late 2014. He also serves as an alternate member of the Administration & Finance Committee. In addition, he serves on VTA’s Policy Advisory Committee representing Saratoga, having done so since 2010, and served as that committee’s chairperson for 2014.
Alternate Member Miller is a member of the Saratoga City Council, having been elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. He has twice served as Saratoga’s mayor.
As a council member, he has served on the West Valley Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority for many years, including four as chairperson, and led the Saratoga City Finance Committee since 2008. He has also served on the Cities Association of Santa Clara County and the West Valley Mayors and Managers Association. In addition, he has served on the Hakone foundation board, the KSAR public access TV station board, and as the council liaison to several committees. He currently serves as Saratoga’s representative on VTA’s State Route 85 Corridor Policy Advisory Board.
Prior civic and community service includes serving for 10 years in various board positions on the Saratoga American Youth Soccer League (AYSO), including Regional Commissioner. He also ran the Pacific Coast Spring Soccer League for seven years. He was an assistant Boy Scouts Troop Master for many years and received a city commendation for a Scout-run electronics waste program.
Alternate Member Miller is an East Bay native, moving to Santa Clara County in 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard as an engineer. He is currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Apple.