Hello, my name is Jim Miles and I’m seeking a position on the Gunnison City Council. I am a native of Gunnison and a long-time local business owner. I have served the Gunnison Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, Assistant Chief, Fire Chief (12 years), and President of the Fireman’s Pension Board (12 years). During my time as Fire Chief, I was involved with the budget process of both the City of Gunnison Fire Department and the Gunnison County Fire Protection District, balancing the budget all 12 years. I was awarded the Robert R. Williams Firefighter of the Year award in 2001 and the Most Valuable Firefighter award in 2007 and 2013. I served as a Reserve Deputy (State Certified Peace Officer) for the Gunnison Sherriff’s Office for 18 years and an Emergency Medical Technician for the Gunnison Ambulance Service and Gunnison County Hospital for 10 years. My wife Becky and I served as Emergency Foster Parents for numerous children throughout the years.

My most gratifying personal accomplishments have been raising three wonderful and successful children with my late wife Becky. My children are Michele Gallowich, Melissa McLeod and Billy Miles and are all current members of the Gunnison community.


  • Ensure proactive fiscal responsibility with investments/properties currently owned by the City of Gunnison (water treatment plant, municipal buildings, “Lazy K” property, streets, parks, trails, and all underlying infrastructure.)


  • Promote healthy economic growth which will ensure that tax dollars remain in the City of Gunnison by encouraging local business growth.


  • Maintain an effective communication link with the citizens of Gunnison to improve services which affect our lifestyle and community values.

I truly believe that I can make a genuine difference with a common sense approach to the many issues facing our community. Due to my decades of commitment to public service, I believe I can give of my time and experience to benefit the residents and visitors of the City of Gunnison!


Watch for your ballot in the mail starting  April 17th, ballots must be received by May 9th


If you would like to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns, please call me on my personal cell phone at:

(970) 209-2886