Danbury’s newest school board member was emboldened to run so board could be more diverse

DANBURY — July Miliano was inspired to seek a position on the school board after she read in The News-Times that some had called for the board to become more diverse.

“So I said why not?” said Miliano, a mother of three who immigrated with her husband to the United States from the Dominican Republic in her early 20s. “This is something important, and it’s something I’m always interested in, helping my community.”

The Democrat is the newest member of Danbury’s Board of Education, filling a vacancy left by Joseph DaSilva, Jr., who departed the board in May to run for the open probate judge seat. She was one of five candidates to be interviewed for the position.

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