Biography of Mayor Darrell Bradley
Mayor Darrell Bradley
Darrell Bradley was elected Mayor of Belize City for a second consecutive term on 4 March, 2015.
Darrell is an Attorney-at-law and lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus (Belize). Darrell worked formerly for Young’s Law Firm in Belize City practicing in the areas of corporate, commercial and contract law.
Darrell earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in sociology and international studies and a Master of Arts Degree majoring in Public Administration from Saint Louis (Jesuit) University in Missouri in the United States of America. He later earned a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of the West Indies in Barbados and a Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. While pursing his education, Darrell earned several awards for academic achievement, leadership and community service. He also authored Development or Demise: a Look at the Mayan Claim to Aboriginal Title in Belize (Student Law Review, University of the West Indies, 2005).
Darrell was formerly a Director of Youth for the United Democratic Party. He also served as Vice President of the Belize Bar Association from February, 2011 to February, 2012 and he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Belize for the years 2008 to 2012. Darrell is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor and Service Fraternity.
As Mayor, Darrell has emphasized restoring confidence in the city council focusing on transparency and accountability in governance and also on generating new revenue streams to fund infrastructure programs. Darrell is keen on building partnerships with the private sector and community groups and putting forward a comprehensive plan that has buy-in from all stakeholders.
Darrell is an active member of Eagle’s Nest International Church. He is married to Julie-Ann Ellis Bradley, who is also a practicing Attorney in Belize.