About Mayor Colvin
433 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Mitch Colvin is a native of Fayetteville with a passion for helping to improve the City. He was elected Mayor in November 2017. Prior to that, he served two consecutive terms on City Council as a Council Member for District 3 from 2013-15 and 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. At the time he assumed control, the company was experiencing significant financial and regulatory distress. Mr. Colvin learned at an early age that being in business is not easy. Over the last 20 years, he has worked 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. Mr. Colvin believes that hard work and commitment in the face of adversity is crucial to survival in business and life.
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)
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. In 2019, Mayor Colvin welcomed Segra to Fayetteville as they will expand their fiberoptics business in the city. The Mayor hopes that Segra will be able to improve fiberoptic connectivity for current businesses and that Segra can help attract new businesses to Fayetteville.
In fiscal year 2020, he is committed to the Targets for Action that Council selected during its Strategic Planning Retreat:
- Redevelopment and business growth of the Murchison Road corridor
- Comprehensive Land Use Map
- Community Revitalization: Commercial and Residential
- Internship Program
- Young Adult Engagement Program
- Stormwater improvements
- Railroad crossing safety
- Broadband connectivty
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
- Sponsored ordinance supporting local and small business inclusion in all City contracts
- Leading the way, mayor Colvin established a better working relationship with community partners, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and Cumberland County School Board.