Millor accused of having taken the town hall out of the town hall, forging links with the community.
Mayor Michelle Wu today announced that Brianna Millor will be the City of Boston’s next Head of Community Engagement, effective January 3, 2021. In this capacity, Millor will lead the Community Engagement Cabinet, which also targets improve the delivery of municipal services. like creating opportunities for all Boston residents to participate in local government. She is responsible for bringing City Hall out of City Hall and into our communities, meeting residents where they are to provide services and build community connections.
“To make the bold changes our communities need and deserve, we must connect and empower every resident to participate in shaping our collective future,” said Mayor Wu. “I am inspired by Brianna’s love for the community and for Boston. She has been a trusted advisor and passionate advocate for the community, and I am very excited about her leadership in this role.
Originally from Dorchester and the daughter of a Haitian immigrant, Millor brings years of local administration experience to the Community Engagement Cabinet. His experience in community organizing influenced his work at Town Hall. As a high school student, she became involved with Bold Teens, a Dorchester-based organization that focuses on environmental and social justice issues and emphasizes the voice of the community in public decision-making. . In 2016, she joined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, where she worked on voter engagement strategies leading up to the New Hampshire primary.
After joining the office of the chairman of the city council under the leadership of Mayor Wu in 2016 as a communications intern, she returned in 2018 as the administrative director and later as the civic engagement director. Millor represented Mayor Wu’s council office on ABCD’s board of directors and previously served on ABCD’s Neighborhood Programs / Planning and Evaluation (NPPE) committee. She graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public relations.
“I am honored and delighted to lead the Office of Community Engagement and continue to serve the residents of our city under the leadership of Mayor Wu,” said Millor. “My experiences at City Hall have confirmed my love and commitment to my community and the city that uplifted me, and I look forward to facilitating connecting residents with city government in new and creative ways.
The Office of Community Engagement leads our city’s work to break down the silos between Boston residents and City Hall and better link community engagement and policy-making, guiding decision-making through a commitment that is both proactive and reactive by meeting residents where they are, in the community. The Civic Engagement Cabinet also includes the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS). The ONS encourages, facilitates and maximizes citizen contribution and participation in all aspects of government through service requests, neighborhood meetings, couriers and emergency response.
Millor lives in Dorchester and enjoys spending time with his family.