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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 is 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), he was chosen to serve 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

Top Five Priorities

As a 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 all elected officials and stakeholders 

Implement joint strategic planning and collaboration to build a better community.

  • Develop and implement a five-year plan for storm water, street paving, sidewalks and infrastructure

Propose a general obligation or revenue bond to finance the projects.

  • Build a diverse economy (civilian jobs)

Be an ambassador for Fayetteville, both nationally and internationally, to improve business opportunities.

  • Public/ Private Partnership Initiative for Affordable Housing

Increase incentives for the private sector to invest in new or existing residential housing.

  • Attract and Retain the Best Talent For Our Community

Establish an advisory board  to recommend policies and for the attraction and retention of young adults.