July 26, 2023 Welcome to Boston Murray Miller!
HBI welcomed Murray Miller, the first-ever Director of the Office of Historic Preservation, to HBI’s offices on July 20th. Miller discussed with HBI’s staff his three-decades of experience working in historic preservation across Canada, the US, and New Zealand. His approach to preservation centers on establishing environmental sustainability and affordable housing as core aims of historic preservation projects. In this way, Miller hopes to accomplish a number of the city’s preservation goals by linking them to the issues that have greater urgency in the minds of many Bostonians.
Miller joined the City of Boston in June of 2023. His new department, the Office of Historic Preservation, encompasses the Boston Landmarks Commission, the City’s Archeology program, and the new Boston Celebrations Commission. At the unveiling of Faneuil Hall’s new “Slavery in Boston” exhibit in June, Miller said:
“I am thrilled to join the City of Boston and support the ongoing efforts to preserve and uplift Boston’s history through an intersectional lens. I am grateful to Mayor Wu and Chief White-Hammond for their support and I look forward to working with the Boston community to elevate its rich and multifaceted history.”
On June 26, Miller kindly attended the ribbon-cutting for one of HBI’s latest projects, the Comfort Kitchen in Upham’s Corner in Dorchester. HBI is grateful for the support and welcomes Murray to City Hall and to Boston. We look forward to working with him.