Sylvia Miller was born and raised in Washington. She graduated from Stadium High School in 1977 and continued her education at Tacoma Community College and Bates Technical College.
Sylvia was first elected to Tribal Council in 2000. She serves as the natural resource policy representative for Tribal Council. Before serving on Tribal Council, she was previously elected to the Puyallup Tribal School Board.
Sylvia Miller has worked for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians since June 1977 in various capacities. Her work has included being employed as a youth coordinator, fisheries secretary, executive secretary for Tribal Council, director of the Puyallup Tribe’s Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program, law enforcement dispatcher and administration assistant. Additionally, she served as the membership information facilitator during the Land Settlement negotiations.
Sylvia has been asked to participate as a delegate on international missions to places like China, Taiwan and Switzerland. These missions focused on international trade, international relations, Tribal relations, cutting-edge youth apprenticeship models and natural resource policy that spans boarders and oceans.
Sylvia has served on and been appointed to numerous boards and commissions such as the Indian Health Board, Puyallup Tribe Historical Committee, Puyallup Tribal Election Board, and the State Environmental Justice Council. Sylvia Miller would like to thank the Membership for the honor to serve on the governing body of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.