Darren E. Bryant is a proud native of the Village of Robbins, Illinois. Bryant was elected mayor on April 6th, 2021.
At the age of 29, he became the youngest African American in the history of Illinois to serve as mayor.
In 2015 at the age 23, Bryant was elected Commissioner and Vice President of the Robbins Park District. At 25, Bryant then was elected to serve on the Village Council board as Trustee in 2017. Bryant also built his career within the community. Currently Bryant is a physical education and health teacher at his Alma mater, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Island Illinois. Bryant began his career as a teacher at Thomas J. Kellar Middle School in Robbins, Illinois.
Bryant earned his teaching degree from Kentucky State University, an historically black university located in Frankfort, Kentucky. While at KSU, Bryant served as Junior Class President, a position that furthered his interest in public service. Bryant continued his education at Governor’s St