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Plan would name Northland center after former Council president

The Buffalo Common Council wants to name an entrepreneurial center in the Northland corridor after former Common Council President Delmar Mitchell.

Under the proposal, the building at 612 Northland would be the "Delmar Mitchell Entrepreneurial Center."

A public hearing on the naming is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 2 in Council Chambers.

Mitchell, first elected to the Council in 1961, served as Council President from 1974 to 1983. He was the first African-American to win a citywide elective office.

"Delmar Mitchell was a trailblazing leader for his community whose legacy can inspire people in Buffalo to emulate his enterprising spirit, commitment to community service and zeal for personal professional development," states the Council resolution.

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