Miro Weinberger

Mayor

Burlington, VT

Since his election in March 2012, Miro has been working to put Burlington’s finances in order. Before being elected Mayor, Miro focused his career on developing affordable and market rate homes in Vermont and New Hampshire while also promoting smart growth and environmental sustainability. As an active member of the Burlington community, he has served 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.

Pro-Growth Progressive Ideas Shared

Problem

More than half of Burlington’s waterfront is currently underutilized. Previous attempts for redevelopment have stalled for over a decade because of a lack of political consensus and constituent agreement.

Solution

Over the course of 2013 the City of Burlington ran a public, transparent, interactive competition to determine how to invest nearly $10 million in TIF investments for the redevelopment of their Lake Champlain waterfront. The competition -- open to all individuals and organizations including City departments and private businesses -- generated 120 new ideas, new partnerships, and public excitement and consensus about the five selected projects that will be enacted this year.