Mayor John W. Byrne

  1. Mail Address

    134 N. Main Street
    Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
    Home: 919-552-6415
    Fax: 919-552-5229


    Bio
    John W. Byrne has been the Mayor of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina for 18 years. As Mayor, John has led the effort toward seeing the town grow significantly in both strong and weak economic times. Some of the notable achievements by the Town under John’s leadership include the construction of Judd Parkway (a regional transportation loop around the Town’s center core); downtown revitalization and streetscape enhancements; inclusion in the North Carolina Main Street Program; acquisition, development, and renovation of numerous community parks; planning that supported the new development of residential subdivisions and commercial properties; securing tens of millions in grant funds for various improvements; establishing the Fuquay-Varina Business Park for business development and job creation opportunities; construction of a new Town Hall and Arts Center; and the formation of sound financial policies that resulted in an upgrade of the Town’s bond rating to AAA (making Fuquay-Varina one of 20 cities and towns in the State of North Carolina with a AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s). While serving as Mayor, the Town has been recognized as being one of the fastest growing towns in the State of North Carolina with a growth rate in population of nearly 70% since 2010. In his capacity as Mayor, John serves as a director on the PNC Centennial Authority and as a member of the Executive Board for the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. John is a retired bank executive with Fidelity Bank and currently serves as a member of the Fidelity Bancshares Board of Directors and Chairman of the Fidelity Bancshares Compliance and Audit Committee. Additionally, John, and his wife Patty, own and operate the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden, a bed and breakfast recognized as a member of the Small Elegant Hotels Club and is located in a beautifully restored historic landmark property in Downtown Fuquay-Varina. John is a member of the Fuquay-Varina Lions Club, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast and Inn Association.


    Mayor Duties and Responsibilities
    • Preside over all Town Board meetings
    • Stay informed as to the business of the Town
    • Appoint committees and outline their powers and duties as the Town Board may direct
    • Make recommendations as deemed necessary or expedient to the Town Board
    • Appear on behalf of the Town at public events and occasions
    • Serve as an official spokesperson on behalf of the Town Board
    • Appoint the four committees of the Town Board
    • Serve as a representative of the Town on various committees and boards

    Current Term
    • December 2019-21

    Previous Terms
    • Appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve out a 4-year term as Commissioner - Term ending December 2001
    • December 2001 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2003 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2005 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2007 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2009 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2011 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2013 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2015 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2017 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term
    • December 2019 - Elected as Mayor to serve a 2-year term