BPDA welcomes Brian Miller as newest member of Board
May 01, 2020
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced Brian Miller as the newest member of the BPDA Board. A resident of South Boston, Miller is a financial advisor and was appointed to the BPDA Board by Governor Charlie Baker.
“I am pleased to welcome Brian Miller to the BPDA Board. Already an active member of the Boston community, Brian brings a strong understanding of the City’s landscape as well as decades of financial knowledge and experience to this position,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “He will help us build on our work to plan for a future that is inclusive for all Bostonians.”
“Brian Miller has contributed years of dedicated service to his community and the City of Boston,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “He is well-qualified to serve as a member of the BPDA Board, and I am pleased to offer his appointment.”
For ten years, Miller served on the Laboure Center Advisory Board and co-chaired the organization’s Capital Campaign. He was a founding trustee and finance chair of the Boston Collegiate Charter School, and former president of the South Boston Residents Group. He also served as finance chair for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch. Miller currently serves on the South Boston Catholic Academy School Board.
“I want to thank Mayor Walsh, BPDA Director Brian Golden, and Governor Baker for this opportunity,” said Miller. “I am excited to join my fellow Board Members to help create new jobs, affordable housing opportunities, open space and more for Boston residents.”
As the official agency body, the BPDA Board votes on all final determinations and agreements at the agency. The BPDA Board will only act on final project approvals following an extensive community vetting and stakeholder review process led by BPDA staff. Board Meetings are held once a month and advertised on the BPDA’s website here.
Since the beginning of 2020, nearly 60 percent of new residential units approved by the BPDA Board have been income-restricted. In 2019, the Board approved over 10 million square feet of new development worth $5.5 billion and 4,715 residential units, including 1,216 income-restricted units, representing over 26 percent of total units.