Colin Byrd is a lifelong Greenbelter and he has attended every city council meeting for more than the past year, presenting several requests on such issues as the environment, discrimination and gun control.
He is a member of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network (GCAN), Indivisible Greenbelt, and the Greenbelt Racial Equality Alliance (GREA).
Colin is a committed progressive Democrat. He served as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, helping draft and approve the party’s platform, and he is a longtime member of the Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club and the Maryland Democratic Party’s Diversity Leadership Council.
Colin has served as the head of government relations and chairman of membership for the local NAACP, and he 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 served in the Student Government Association, where he had jurisdiction over finance and transportation matters. He was 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. He also intends to obtain a master’s degree in public policy.
Colin has made TV appearances on NBC4, Fox 5, ABC7, News Channel 8, and WUSA9.
Colin currently works for a security consulting firm and he is a sports enthusiast. He played basketball for the Greenbelt Boys and Girls Club.
Colin A. Byrd