As the current Mayor, former City Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem, Mitch Colvin understands Fayetteville is long overdue improvements benefiting all of its citizens. He understands how important it is for leadership to build unity with all community partners, whenever possible, to keep the Fayetteville community moving forward.
Build a Harmonious Relationship with Elected officials and Community Stakeholders
- Implemented joint strategic planning and collaboration to build a better community.
- Improved collaboration with Cumberland County, Fort Bragg, School Board, Univerisites, Colleges and Cape Fear Valley Hospital
Develop and implement a five-year plan for storm water, street paving, sidewalks and infrastructure
- Initiated Planning for Stormwater, Streets and Sidewalk Improvement
- Propose a general obligation or revenue bond to finance the projects.
Diversify the Economy and Increase Private Sector Job Creation
- Be an ambassador for Fayetteville, both nationally and internationally, to improve business opportunities.
- Created Over 1,200 New Jobs by 2019 and Over $150M in New Construction Projects.
- Reduced Unemployment to an All-Time Low!
Engage our Young Adults in the Outcomes for Our City
- Created Millennial Advisory Committee to Help Retain Our Young Adults and Future Leaders
Mayor Colvin’s vision is to help Fayetteville prepare for the future by building a viable work force, investing in infrastructure and expanding our city’s connection to the global economy. He is placing a strong emphasis on economic development; education and training; and the creation of a safe and secure community. Mayor Colvin strongly believes in building a community that works for all segments of our society and our city.
The Mayor has represented the city of Fayetteville on the national stage on a number of occasions from with 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.
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.
Mayor Colvin is also committed to unity in the community by working with other local government organizations on partnerships and projects to improve Fayetteville and Cumberland County. The City and County agreed to an interlocal funding agreement for the new downtown baseball stadium, and PWC also extended a funding agreement with the City on the Franklin Street Parking Deck.