On Thursday, June 24, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Sara Bronin as ACHP chairman. Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney, and policymaker specializing in historic preservation, property, land use, and climate change. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on how law and policy can foster more equitable, sustainable, well-designed, and connected places. Bronin recently participated as a speaker and panelist in our April 2021 World Heritage Webinar entitled “Diversifying Heritage in the United States.”
Active in public service, Bronin is a board member of Latinos in Heritage Conservation and an advisor for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Sustainable Development Code. As the founder of Desegregate Connecticut, she leads a coalition that successfully advanced the first major statewide zoning reforms in several decades. Previously, she chaired Preservation Connecticut, served on the city of Hartford historic preservation commission, and led Hartford’s nationally-recognized efforts to adopt a climate action plan and city plan, and to overhaul the zoning code.
Bronin holds a J.D. from Yale Law School (Harry S Truman Scholarship), M.Sc. from the University of Oxford (Rhodes Scholarship), and B.Architecture/B.A. from the University of Texas. While in law school, she clerked for then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
We congratulate Sara Bronin and look forward to her confirmation and chairmanship!