Burlington faces challenges on many fronts and must select a new mayor with the experience to confront them in March of 2012. Miro’s varied and committed background has prepared him well for the job. Miro was born and raised in Vermont. He left the state for college, worked in Washington, DC for two US Senators, worked for non-profit housing developers Habitat for Humanity in Georgia, Florida and New York, and completed a master’s degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning from the Kennedy School of Government. In 2002 he returned home to Vermont and co-founded the Hartland Group in Burlington. In less than nine years, his company built over 200 affordable and market rate homes in Vermont and New Hampshire, consisting of over $40 million of development.
Miro is active in the Burlington community. He is currently serving on the Burlington Airport Commission, as board president of the Turning Point Center for Chittenden County, and on the board of the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Miro has also volunteered on many local political campaigns and was the Chittenden County Democratic Chair during the 2004 election cycle.
Miro met Stacy Sherwat while dropping a friend’s child off in a pre-school classroom where Stacy was teaching. They married in 2000 and are now the parents of kindergartener Li Lin Bess Weinberger.