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Congratulations to Sen. Josh Miller, Next Chairman of the Providence Downtown Improvement District

Sen. Josh Miller has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


The Downtown Improvement District (DID) welcomes Sen. Josh Miller as its new Chairman. Sen. Miller has served on the DID Board of Directors for the past two years.

Sen. Miller brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to downtown. First elected as a State Senator of District 28 in 2006, he’s served as Chairman of the Committee on Corporations, Vice Chair of the Small Business Task Force, and Chair in the Special Senate Commission on Hospital Cost & Efficiency.

As an active member of the community, since in 1998 when he served as a Board Member for the Providence/Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau until 2004 and President of the Downtown Merchants Association until 2006, respectively. More recently, he has served on the board of Farm Fresh Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, and the Rhode Island Small Business Advocacy Council.

A downtown property owner for 25 years, Sen. Miller is committed to the downtown business community. He owns multiple businesses in the Providence area including Trinity Brewhouse and The Hot Club. He was also a co-owner of Local 121.

As the Chairman of the DID Board, Sen. Miller will continue to serve the downtown by promoting the DID’s mission to continuously enhance the quality of life in Downtown Providence.

Sen. Miller will be taking over for Joseph R. Paolino Jr., a current board member who has served as Chairman for the past five years.

The DID would like to thank Joe Paolino for his leadership and service to the downtown community for these past 5 years.