HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

Local business owners serve as community leadership team for “America’s Favorite Main Street”

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has announced their newest Downtown Franklin Association community leadership team. Jason Collins, owner of Juice Bar Franklin, will serve as president.

“We are thrilled to serve as the newly appointed team,” said Jason Collins, president of the Downtown Franklin Association leadership team. “We will serve the association as business owners and community members to further promote the revitalization and preservation of America’s favorite Main Street, while perpetuating the economic vitality of downtown Franklin.”

The newly appointed Downtown Franklin Association community leadership team is as follows:

  • President: Jason Collins, owner of Juice Bar Franklin
  • Vice President: Bryan Doleshel, chief community development officer of Williamson, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Brian Moyer, founder of Moyer & Company
  • Secretary: Emily Marshall, executive assistant for A. Marshall Hospitality
  • Organization Chair: Ryan McKinney, managing principal of John M. Green Insurance Inc.
  • Design Chair: John Bond, co-owner of Twine Graphics
  • Economic Vitality Chair: Joni Cole, owner of GRAY’S on Main and O’ Be Joyful
  • Promotions Chair: Julie Walton Garland, manager of Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry

    The Downtown Franklin Association has spearheaded the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core through the four-point program of the National Main Street Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation: organization, design, promotion and economic vitality.

    CEO of the Heritage Foundation Bari Beasley said, “These community leaders are vital to the success of our Main Street Program and our national accreditation. In addition to these amazing volunteers, we are in the midst of a nationwide search to fill the vacant Executive Director of the Main Street Program position on the Heritage Foundation staff. We have received some very solid candidates with economic development and Main Street Program experience and look forward to filling that position quickly.”

    Working in partnership with property owners, preservationists, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in the historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information on the Downtown Franklin Association, visitwww.downtownfranklintn.com.

    Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include the Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 public, private and homeschooled children each year through the Heritage Classroom program and walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to the county each year. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit https://williamsonheritage.org.

 

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About Downtown Franklin Association

The Downtown Franklin Association, a division of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN was established in 1984 to aid in historic preservation and community vibrancy and helped spearhead the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core. In partnership with property owners, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in the Franklin, TN historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com.

About the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN

Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include the Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 public, private and homeschooled children each year through the Heritage Classroom program and walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to the county each year. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit https://williamsonheritage.org

Brian Moyer

Bryan Doleshel

Emily Marshall

Jason Collins

John Bond

Joni Cole

Julie Walton Garland

Ryan McKinney

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