About Mitch

Mayor Mitch Colvin envisions Fayetteville as a vibrant, thriving, and affordable metropolis.  Fayetteville will serve as the major hub for businesses, culture, and entertainment in the entire region

Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Colvin is a candidate for mayor because of his deep and abiding love for Fayetteville.  Mitch is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville.  He strives to make a positive impact in his community each and every day.  The love of Fayetteville and his beautiful three daughters motivates him to move the community forward.

Mitch completed his undergraduate studies at Fayetteville State University, after graduating from E. E. Smith High School. While at FSU, he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Upon graduation from John Tyler Community College in Chester, Virginia, Mitch returned home to run the family business, Colvin Funeral Home and Affordable Cremation Service. 

Even though Mitch was the first in his family to seek public office, he was raised in a family that believed deeply in public service. His family displayed a deep devotion to the people of Fayetteville.  This deep devotion moved him to seek a position on Fayetteville’s City Council.

After serving two terms as city councilman (District 3) and one term as Mayor Pro-Tem, other public positions include:

  • Commissioner of the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission
  • Chairman of the Fayetteville /Houston Astros Baseball Committee
  • Chairman of Fayetteville Gateways Committee
  • Co-Chair of the PWC Negotiations Settlement Special Committee
  • City Council Representative of the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Transit Board 


  • John Tyler Mortuary College (Associate of Arts in Funeral Service)
  • Fayetteville State University (Bachelor of Arts in Sociology)

Service to the Community:

  • Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 
  • Member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church
  • 2019 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Living Legend Award Recipient
  • Appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice in 2020.


  • Sponsored ordinance supporting local and small business inclusion in all City contracts  
  • Coordination of local governing bodies to strategically address the Community’s Tier 1 Poverty Status.
  • Spearheaded efforts to bring a $40M Minor League Baseball stadium to the city outlets, on various topics concerning the city of Fayetteville.