Member Profile: Brant Miller

Posted on September 19, 2019


Brant Miller

Public Affairs Analyst at District Department of Transportation, Washington D.C.

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If you had to live in a different city, what city would you choose?

London is my partner’s adoptive hometown, and every time we go I fall more and more in love with it. (Despite multiple instances of forgetting to look the opposite way when crossing a street.) I would really like to live there, but being from the southern US, I think I’d also like to live in a city like Charleston, New Orleans or Atlanta.

Storytelling or innovation? Which is the most overused word in local government?

Innovation, hands down. Admitting this, however, is no indication that I will use it less in my daily work in the near future.

What year would the most important in your life? Why?

2010 was the year I started getting very engaged in local/state policy, and the work I did and the mentors who guided me had a profound impact on the path I’ve followed. 2018 was also a banner year for me, as I completed my MPP, met my partner, started working for my local government and lost a campaign for local office (and learned a lot from it).

(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….

…transgender and queer representation. I think that there could be more locally-elected and appointed transgender and queer leaders. Additionally, there should be more inclusion in local advisory groups that are not LGBTQ-specific. This would allow members of the community to contribute to the decision-making process as it relates to a wider range of important issues across different kinds of agencies.

Sidenote, another reason we love our members: Brant makes amazing vacation videos, like this one to the Grand Canyon, and we are here for it.

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