Mayor Colvin has served as the City of Fayetteville Mayor since 2017.
Prior to becoming the city’s 56th Mayor, he was the Mayor Pro-Tem from 2015-2017 and District 3 City Councilman from 2013 to 2017.
Also during his service to the city, he served as the Chairman of the Baseball and Gateway Committees, Co-Chair of the Public Works Commission Negotiation Committee, and was the city’s representative to Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).
Mitch is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
He is also an active member of the North Carolina Mayors Coalition and the United States Conference of Mayors.
Moving Fayetteville Forward!
Mayor Mitch Colvin, a native of Fayetteville, has a passion for helping to improve the City and its citizens. He was elected in November 2017 as the City’s second African-American mayor and is currently serving in his second term. Prior to that, he served two consecutive terms on the City Council as a Council Member for District 3 from 2013-15 and as Mayor Pro-Tem from 2015-17.
The Mayor has represented the city of Fayetteville on the national stage on a number of occasions from meetings at the White House, and with national presidential candidates to discuss the importance of Fayetteville, North Carolina to the region and the state. He was also appointed by Governor Cooper to serve on the Governor’s Crime Commission in 2017.
"I serve not for fame, but for the people of my community – my home." — Mayor Mitch Colvin
His leadership was displayed nationally and internationally during Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, where Fayetteville bore the brunt of those weather events. Mayor Colvin has appeared on Fox News, BBC, CNN, Good Morning America, and The Weather Channel. He has also been interviewed by Time Magazine, Associated Press, and The New York Times, among other media outlets, on various topics concerning the city of Fayetteville.