Patrick's Upbringing Inspired Him to Public Service
Patrick Miles grew up in Portage Wisconsin the youngest of five children raised by a single mother on a waitress’ pay. Patrick’s mother emigrated to the U.S. from Japan and valued the tenets of the American dream, instilling in her children a belief that study and hard work would lead to a brighter future.
Patrick is incredibly grateful for the opportunities he has been given but is saddened and angry when he sees that not all Dane County citizens are afforded these same opportunities today. It is Patrick’s strong belief in fairness, equity, and opportunity for all that inspires him to be in public service.
Patrick has over 16 years of public service first as a Village Trustee in McFarland and for the past 10 years as a County Board Supervisor. Throughout his time in office, Patrick has championed land use issues, water conservation, economic development and matters impacting area seniors. Patrick has chaired the Zoning and Land Regulation Committee, and Commission on Economic & Workforce Development, and serves on the County’s Lakes and Watershed Commission. He founded both the McFarland’s Community Development Authority and the Senior Outreach Services Committee, and Chaired the Village of McFarland Finance Committee.
Professionally, Patrick is the owner/principal of a consulting business providing business systems analysis services. Over nearly 20 years he has developed and maintained billion dollar public finance systems. His work includes management of bonds and other financial instruments, debt service administration, cash flow analysis, to name a few. Prior to going into business for himself, he worked for several years as the Business Manager for a non-profit in Madison, PICADA (Prevention & Intervention Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse).
Additionally Patrick volunteers his time as Board President of the Design Coalition Institute (DCI), a non-profit that provides expertise and assistance for programs and projects that promote sustainable community development, affordable "green" housing, and environmental justice. Patrick also serves as Treasurer of the Madison-Obihiro (Japan) Sister City Board.
Patrick lives in McFarland with his wife Marykay and son, Benjamin. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys reading, playing soccer, biking, canoeing and fishing. He loves cheering on the Packers, and Badgers as well as his son’s soccer and swim teams.