Meet the 29-year-old mayor making Illinois history and inspiring the next generation of leaders

  • Written by Chris Lumsden
  • Published on 3rd June 2021
Office of Mayor Bryant – Darren E. Bryant elected youngest Black mayor of Robbins, Ill.
  • Darren Bryant, 29, was sworn in as the mayor of Robbins, located just outside Chicago, on May 11, making him not only the youngest African American mayor to hold office in the Cook County village, but the entire state of Illinois.
  • With parents on local school and trustee boards, Bryant grew up around elected officials and has actively been involved in public service since a young age.
  • After serving as student body president before graduating from Kentucky State University in 2014, he went on to become Park District commissioner at 23, then a village trustee at 25, before taking the seat as mayor.
  • Bryant said he plans to actively work toward building a better town to improve the lives of his residents.


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