The City of Fayetteville operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. In this system, the City Council is the legislative and policy-making body of city government. The Fayetteville City Council sets City policy by passing ordinances and resolutions. The Council also determines the City budget and appoints and removes certain Board, Committee, and Commission members.
To locate ward and City Council members for a Fayetteville address, please go to My Fayetteville Services and type in an address.
Fayetteville Vision 2050
To keep Fayetteville a vibrant and welcoming city that encourages diversity, creativity, and innovation while providing our citizens the opportunity to thrive.
The full Fayetteville Vision 2050 final report can be found within the 2017 Strategic Planning Final Report (Recommendations begin on page 5 of the PDF).
Fayetteville Vision 2050 Guiding Principles
- Diverse, Growing Local Economy - Pathways to Prosperity
- Naturally Beautiful City
- Ecosystem Preservation
- Well-Maintained City Infrastructure and Facilities
- Safe and Fun City in which to Live
- Greater Ease of Transportation Mobility
- Financially Sustainable City Government
- Quality Public Schools
- Educational, Research and Healthcare Excellence
City Council Members
- When and where are the City Council meetings?
The City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in Room 219 of the City Administration Building located at 113 W Mountain Street. When a holiday or general election occurs on any such Tuesday, the regular meeting shall be held on the following Thursday at the same hour unless otherwise provided for by motion.
The City Council meeting is live streamed and also recorded. Instructions for joining a meeting can be found on the Zoom Meetings Information page.
- How do I obtain a copy of the City Council Agenda?
A copy of the upcoming City Council Tentative and Final Agenda can be obtained through the City’s website at the Upcoming Meeting Agendas page. If you would like to obtain an agenda for a past meeting from the archives the agenda can be found here: Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
*Please remember that public comment is not accepted during the Agenda Session. If you would like to provide public comment on an upcoming agenda item, you can do so by sending an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- May I address the City Council during a City Council Meeting?
If you wish to address a City Council agenda item you may do so after the Mayor calls for public comment during the City Council meeting.
The Rules of Order and Procedure can be found within the Rules of Order and Procedure of the Fayetteville City Council (PDF) document. Please read these rules before providing public comment during a meeting.
- Are City Council meetings televised?
City Council meetings are televised live and rebroadcasted at various times on the Government Channel (Cox Channel 216 through local cable, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and streaming live on the City's YouTube channel. Videos of past meetings may be viewed on demand in our archive.
- How can I place an item on the City Council Agenda?
To request an item to be placed on the City Council agenda you must contact a Council Member or the Mayor. Upon full review the item may be placed on the agenda at the Council Member or Mayor's discretion.