After distinguishing himself with great marks and community involvement in his years at Citadel High School, Lindell Smith was 2008's recipient of the Burchells LLP Scholarship and Internship. This weekend he was elected Halifax's first black city councillor in 16 years, and the city's second African Nova Scotian councillor in history.
Lindell's decisive District 8 win -- he took 52% of ballots over his six rivals for the seat -- also makes him, at 26, one of our youngest councillors in many years. But he enjoyed broad-based support from residents of all ages and ethnicities, focusing on important civic issues like affordable housing, responsible development and community involvement.
His infectious enthusiasm and positivity suit Lindell so well for work on city council. We know Lindell, and know he will be a great representative for Halifax Peninsula North.