About Mayor Colvin
433 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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 city council as a council member for District 3 from 2013-15 and as mayor pro tem from 2015-17.
In 1995, at the age of 21, Mr. Colvin assumed the operational leadership of Colvin Funeral Home, Inc. He still leads the operation of Colvin Funeral Home, Inc. today, helping residents in their time of need. Mr. Colvin learned at an early age that being in business is not easy. Over the last 20 years he has worked hard to build a strong, community-oriented business, restore goodwill and address remaining legacy issues. Today his company is a market leader in funeral home service calls. He believes that hard work and commitment in the face of adversity is crucial to survival in business and in life.
Mayor Colvin has been a vocal advocate working, with Commissioner Charles Evans, District Attorney Billy West, North Carolina Representative Elmer Floyd and Clerk of Court Lisa Scales to help expunge the record of non-violent felons in our community.
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.
Since his time in elected office, Mayor Colvin has served in the following capacities:
- Mayor Pro Tem from 2015-2017
- Chairman of the Baseball Committee
- Chairman of the Gateway Committee
- Co-Chair of the Public Works Commission Negotiation Committee
- City of Fayetteville Representative to Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO)
- Member of the United States Conference of Mayors
Member of the North Carolina Mayors Coalition
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.
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’s 2020 priorities include:
- Redevelopment and business growth of the Murchison Road corridor
- Reduce poverty and homelessness in the city
- Increase supply of affordable and market rate housing
Invest in our streets, sidewalks and stormwater systems
Increasing home ownership for city residents
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.
- 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
- Appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the Governor's Crime Commission in 2017
- 2019 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Living Legend Award Recipient
- 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