Robbins makes history as Darren E. Bryant is sworn in as Mayor (Robbins, IL) – The Village of Robbins made history tonight as Darren E. Bryant was sworn-in as Mayor. He is the youngest mayor serving in Illinois, and is the youngest African-American mayor to ever serve in the state.
Appellate Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker conducted the swearing in ceremony for Mayor Bryant, as well as for the three newly-elected trustees and for the new Village Clerk, Sharon Dyson.
According to a press release, Mayor Bryant began his political journey at Kentucky State University, where he served as Junior Class President. Upon graduating and returning home, Bryant was elected as Commissioner and Vice President at Robbins Park District. At age 25, he was elected as Village Trustee of Robbins.
Footage of the swearing in ceremonies can be found below:
Also in attendance were Maze Jackson, radio personality, and Todd Stroger, who was appointed as Village Administrator at tonight’s meeting.
Robbins makes history as Darren E. Bryant is sworn in as Mayor