November 19, 1866: Mifflin Wistar Gibbs is elected as a Municipal Councillor representing James Bay Ward

Mifflin Wistar Gibbs was the first Black to be elected in B.C. and serve as a municipal councillor. He served as a councillor from 1866 to 1869 representing the James Bay Ward. While on council Gibbs chaired the council’s ways and means committee and from time-to-time acted as Deputy Mayor.
Gibbs was a business man, entrepreneur, community leader and politician. Read more about his unprecedented achievements.