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MayorRobertson1I’m proud to have grown up in Fayetteville, owned businesses, raised my family and put down roots right here, in one of the friendliest cities in the Southeast. I am a Christian, son of a veteran, a proud husband of 25 years and father of two wonderful children. My education includes a BA in Public Administration. I’ve been active in the community and have served on many civic and social boards. Being one of the youngest ever elected to the Fayetteville City Council and serving four terms, I return to public service with experience as well as a fresh perspective. I am conservative by nature but open-minded enough to recognize that others may have good ideas too.

I have been encouraged by many friends to continue my public service as YOUR mayor. Many recognize the need for leadership that challenges each of us to take an active role in building our community and not allowing our government to continue to spend money on projects that don’t benefit our citizenry. I believe Fayetteville is truly made up of History, Heroes, and a Hometown Feeling.

Here are some of our recent accomplishments and where I stand on important issues:

  • Strong record opposing forced annexation.
  • Experienced leadership, representing ALL Fayetteville residents.
  • Respected conservative steward of YOUR money.
  • Residents should feel secure in their homes and know that emergency response is nearby.
  • Believes government should not compete with private enterprise and that smaller, more efficient government better serves our community as a whole.
  • Support the preservation of neighborhoods by promoting orderly commercial growth with less government interference.
  • For the first time ever, the Fayetteville residents have had the confidence in our City Government and vision to advance ourselves by approving a 35 million dollar Parks Bond Referendum. Construction of some of the projects will start this summer.
  • I was honored to accept the “Most Responsive City Politician” award from Up & Coming Weekly. 2016 was the second year in a row that honored my work in that manner.
  • Two more connections to I-295 were completed this year following the General Assembly and Governor McCrory fully funding our outer loop just a couple years ago.
  • We have opened the City’s 3rd public pool – updating our existing parks system with badly needed basic infrastructure, we have opened two pools in two years. The first pools built in Fayetteville since 1947.
  • Seeing a need the FPD was the first in North Carolina to start the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) Program and we were able to launch 424-HOPE – A partnership with CommuniCare that assist our residents who are fighting addiction of opioids and substance abuse. A very special thanks to Fayetteville VA Medical Center Director Goolsby, District Attorney West, Cumberland County Health Department Director Wilson and the Task Force members for working to find solutions for those affected by addiction.
  • With a matching grant from the General Assembly, we will be able to expand and connect the Cape Fear River Trail with the Cross Creek Linear Park. This walking trail is on its way to winning national recognition for walkability within an urban area.
  • After being elected, I developed plans to bring back the Fayetteville-Cumberland Youth Council. After just one year, these future leaders brought home the state title of “Most Outstanding Youth Council”, beating dozens of Councils from all over North Carolina.
  • I was honored by being presented the Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International.
  • After a year of negotiations, public hearings and planning, baseball is a reality. The landscape of our Downtown and the economic impact the new stadium will bring will forever change the heart of our City.  An agreement with the Houston Astros will bring minor league play back to Fayetteville in a new stadium.  With private and public capital, an estimated 100 million dollars in infrastructure will be invested in our downtown, providing hundreds of jobs and a revitalization we’ve never seen before.

2017 will be a great year for Fayetteville.  The City Council has continued to work together toward the long-term goals of reducing crime, building economic opportunities, becoming a more efficient government and improving the image of our great city.  It continues to be an honor to serve as your Mayor and lead the Fayetteville City Council.


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