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Colin Byrd, 27 becomes the youngest mayor in the history of Greenbelt, Maryland.


  A lifelong resident of Greenbelt.

Colin has served as a member of the city council since 2017. He is the council liaison to Green ACES, the environmental sustainability advisory committee. He is also a member of the PGCMA’s Legislative Committee and the city’s alternate member on the MWCOG Transportation Planning Board. Colin is also the second African American ever elected to the Greenbelt City Council, a member of the Urban League and the youngest ever regional director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.Colin is an alumnus of the University of Maryland, College Park where he studied sociology, was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the OMSE Academic Excellence Society and was a research assistant in the fields of psychology, economics and public health. He was also Mr. Black Student Union, and he won several accolades, including the James Otis Williams Award for Cultural Leadership and the MICA Award for Champion of Diversity.

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