Councilwoman Rachel Miller
Councilor Rachel Miller represents Ward 13 of Providence, which includes Federal Hill and part of the West End. Councilor Miller works as the Communications Manager at a community nonprofit, Building Futures.
A New York native, Councilor Miller moved to Providence in 2003 from Washington, D.C., where she worked as a national organizer for economic justice organizations, including as a founding member of United Students Against Sweatshops. She first got involved in community organizing while attending the College of the Holy Cross where she helped to win college recognition for a campus LGBTQIA organization. She moved to Providence in 2003 to become the Executive Director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, a community labor coalition dedicated to economic, racial, and social justice. She has been involved in multiple campaigns for worker, immigrant, and racial justice and has worked on staff with Direct Action for Rights and Equality and as a consultant with Providence Youth Student Movement.
She received a Bachelor of Arts from Holy Cross and a Bachelor of Science from Rhode Island College. At Building Futures she bridges many skills from her background, teaching math to pre-apprenticeship participants, supporting leadership development projects for graduates, and leading communication efforts.
Councilor Miller is a passionate advocate for equitable development, affordable housing, workers’ rights, racial and environmental justice, and safe and inclusive communities. She prioritizes transparent, inclusive decision making and believes that our best efforts are always accomplished collaboratively, with love and solidarity at the heart of community-driven efforts.
Councilor Miller serves on the Ordinance Committee and on the Public Safety Committee.