Miller to lead city’s civic engagement efforts

Aisha Miller

Aisha Miller of Mattapan will serve as Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Chief of Civic Engagement for the City of Boston. She will fill the role left by Jerome Smith, who is leaving city government on Dec. 4. She is currently the Assistant Commissioner of Constituent Services for the Boston Inspectional Service Department (ISD).

“Aisha brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in civic engagement to this new role, and I am proud and excited to appoint her as my Chief of Civic Engagement,” said Mayor Walsh.

Miller said she would build on “the initiatives spearheaded by Chief Jerome Smith and creating new initiatives under the leadership” of Mayor Walsh.

“I was born and raised in Mattapan, enriched with families and hard-working parents like my mother that instilled values in their children. Moments like these prove to young people of color that opportunities are at their fingertips through hard work and dedication.

For me, it’s simple; a girl from Mattapan has the chance to give back to the people who have prepared her for this moment.”

The mayor saluted Smith, who he said was “an integral part of my team for many years, and greatly contributed to the continual improvement of delivering City services. It has truly been a pleasure to work with him and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”