Lindell Smith is a lifelong resident of North End Halifax, and a proud father of a beautiful daughter. He has a proven commitment to working within his community and has dedicated himself to serving it.
He is a co-founder of Center Line Studio, a non-profit recording studio for youth who want to express themselves through art and music. In keeping with his concern for the whole community and its diverse needs, and in response to the rapid growth and changes within his neighbourhood, Lindell, along with other community leaders, started “The One North End Project”. This group of community leaders from around HRM aims to ensure that all residents benefit from this rapid growth together by encouraging new hiring practices for local businesses and holding community engagement sessions.
Lindell was the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Education and Community Service, he was chosen as one of five Youth Rising Stars for Nova Scotia. He was the first recipient of the Abby Bryant (humanitarian) Award of Excellence, given to a young person who is recognized for outstanding community service, and is a recipient of The Black Business Initiative’s Industry Development Award awarded by the African-Nova Scotian Music Association. In November 2016, Lindell was elected as City Councillor for District 8 Halifax Peninsula North. In 2020, he was re-elected to represent District 8.
Councillor Smith is a member of the following Boards and Committees:
- Regional Centre Community Council
- Halifax and West Community Council, Chair
- Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee
- Board of Police Commissioners, Chair
- Community Design Advisory Committee
- Halifax Forum Community Association
- Grants Committee
- Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
- Halifax Harbour Bridges Commission