Muir Boda’s family history goes back hundreds of years on the Eastern Shore. To say he is deeply rooted on the Eastern Shore would most certainly be an understatement. He was born Muir Wayne Cummings, Jr. to Brenda Faulkner Cummings and Muir Wayne Cummings, Sr. of Tilghman Island.
His father, Muir Sr., was a waterman up until his untimely death aboard the Hayruss IV, which sank during the Winter Storm of 1979. In that tragic accident, Muir lost not only his father but his grandfather George Cummings, an uncle and two cousins. In what was one of the most devastating and emotional accidents to hit the close knit community of Tilghman Island and the common brotherhood of watermen up and down the bay, a deep rooted love and respect for the Chesapeake Bay and people of the Eastern Shore is carved in his heart. That tragic experience was one that brought out the best character trait of the Eastern Shore, reaching out and taking care of their own.
In 1981, Muir’s mother remarried to Reverend John Boda, son of the Reverend Alex Boda who has served churches on Tilghman Island, Salisbury and East New Market. They moved to West Virginia and then lived in Garret County, Maryland and Waynesville, North Carolina.
In 1991, Muir and his family moved back to the Eastern Shore and lived in Sharptown. Muir started working for Walmart in 1993 and eventually lived in Northern Virginia where he met his wife Briggiti who is from Peru. In January of 2009, Briggiti became a citizen of the United States.
On November 3rd, 2015 Muir won a seat on the Salisbury City Council representing District 2, a minority-majority district. He faced three opponents and won with 58%. Known for his tenacity and a never quit attitude, he lead a campaign that saw over forty volunteers come out and knock on doors including Delegates Carl Anderton, Jr and Senator Mary Beth Carozza, and Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello (now a Circuit Court Judge).
Muir is currently an E-Commerce Manager for Walmart where he has worked for twenty-six years.
- Elected to the Salisbury City Council – November 3rd, 2015. Currently the Council Vice-President.
- President – Eastern Shore Association of Municipalities.
- Board Member – Maryland Municipal League. Elected in 2019 by municipal officials from all over the State of Maryland.
- Member MML Hometown Emergency Preparedness Committee 2017 to Present.
- Wicomico County Public Libraries Board of Directors 2019 to Present.
- Member – City of Salisbury Housing Board of Adjustments and Appeals 2013 – 2015.
- City of Salisbury Recycling Committee – 2009 to 2013.