Barbara Miranda

Barbara Miranda — my friend, confidant, mentor and political partner for 20 years ā€“ is retiring as my Chief of Staff on Thursday.

Barbara is a uniquely decent person, always calm, always positive, always easy to talk to, an instant friend to thousands of people who have dealt with my office.

Barbara’s public service career began long before she joined me. Barbara has been the best kind of friend — one who will actually help you in a time of need ā€“ to thousands of people.

She doesn’t let up when there is a way to make a difference for a person. Perhaps the greatest lesson among many that Barbara has taught me is that you get the most done if you can be very tough and very nice at the same time. She is an exceedingly effective person.

As much as I truly will miss her, I understand her decision to spend more time with family and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the community.

Please help me give Barbara some more memories to reflect upon. Please take a minute to share a story or make a wish by making a comment on this post. You can be anonymous if you’d like ā€“ Iā€™m sure she’ll remember who you are from the story.

Published by Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is State Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District.

121 replies on “Barbara Miranda”

  1. Thank you, Barbara for the many times you answered a question, scheduled a meeting and greeted me and my clients with a smile. Best wishes to you.

  2. Barbara,
    Thanks so much for for your pushing me to what I wanted to do but wouldn’t do on my own — getting more involved with politics/public service in Belmont. Of course, that pales compared to the stewardship with which you have guided our town and more recently Will’s office. For that, we are all indebted to you.

  3. Barbara,
    as a regular visitor to your office from EMIT- End Mass Incarceration Together, I’ve appreciated your friendliness, helpfulness and knowledge.

    ENJOY the next phase of your life !
    You have given a lot to public service and I have appreciated it.
    Susan Tordella
    Ayer, MA

  4. Dear Barbara

    Thank you for all your service locally and that goes out nationally also.

    Enjoy your retirement.

    Wishing for you new blessings, new beginnings, new dreams come true, beyond your wildest ones.

    Kindest regards,

    Sheila Parks xoxoxo

  5. To Barbara-
    Thank you to one of the most knowledgeable and laconic state house experts. Your unflappable patience and expertise have steadied your elected sidekicks and made your/their constituents proud.
    I am fortunate to live in the same hometown and look forward to seeing you doing, as you joyfully say, ‘whatever you want’!
    My very best,
    Leslie

  6. Barbara, Congratulations on your retirement! Life is full of transitions…. always something new to do, new to enjoy. For many years now, I have looked up to you and admired your intellect, your genuine caring, and your unique ability to get things done. Thanks for being such a help to our community. With my best wishes…..

  7. Congratulations on your wonderful career. So great that you have made a difference for so many people.

    Amy

  8. I was spending time with a very distressed senior citizen and I wanted to empower him to reach out to people at the State House as he comes from a country where this is not done. We made the rounds with 25 cent pocket Constitutions in hand. I feel the warm reception from people like Barbara gave him a glimmer of hope that somehow his voice might matter. We appreciated the Life Savers as well.:)

  9. Dear Barbara

    I want to wish you the best of luck and fun I during the phase of your life
    Best. Karen

  10. Dear Barbara

    I want to wish you the best of luck and fun during the next phase of your life- you made a difference

    Best. Karen

  11. Barabara,
    Thank you so much for you great response and research into questions we had with changes in the dental benefits which were so Important to Steve’s work . You always communicated Tony’s the information needed and responded so quickly. You made a difference to so many people. Thank you for always being there for Will and for all of us. We wish you a wonderful retirement.

  12. Barbara,
    You are one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. Brilliant, kind, helpful, and beaming with the soul of an angel. While Will will miss you dearly, your Belmont friends now get more time with you and this thrills us. Thanks so much for making this world a better place for EVERYONE! You’ve increased property values in Belmont making my work here as a Realtor dreamy! šŸ™‚
    Great Big Hug!
    Anne Mahon

  13. Barbara,
    You are a force of nature. Will has been so lucky to have you as his right-hand person, and we have all benefitted so much from your steady hand and well-informed judgment. Hope that the years to come hold many blessings for you. Helen

  14. Barbara,
    Thank you so much for you great response and research into questions we had with changes in the dental benefits which were so Important to Steve’s work . You always communicated the information needed and responded so quickly. You made a difference to so many people. Thank you for always being there for Will and for all of us. We wish you a wonderful retirement.

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