Smart preparation, smart future

Smart preparation, smart future

Franklin Tomorrow is a non-profit civic and citizen participation initiative, that began in early 2000 in response to concern by citizens, business leaders, preservation groups and local government officials who wanted to maintain the charm, cultural history, landscape and unique attributes of Franklin in the face of tremendous growth and development.

These leaders organized themselves into a board of directors and invited the Franklin community to participate in shaping Franklin’s future. Members of the community were selected to guide the visioning process. These volunteers assisted in holding seven public idea gathering meetings to work in small groups brainstorming to identify Franklin’s attributes. Priority areas identified include: Business, Community Character, Education, Environment, Housing, Government, Growth and Development, Recreation and Transportation.

Through a community summit, vision fair, and focused workshops, these areas were fine-tuned into goals with prioritized strategies. Several hundred Franklin residents participated in this broad-based planning process that provided the board of directors with a plan for shaping Franklin across the next 20 years. These goals and strategies were updated by the community in 2005. Franklin Tomorrow strives to represent the people of Franklin and invites all members of the community to be involved.

Community Character Task Force
Chairpersons: Mary Mills, Darlene Morton

Current task: Natchez Street task force

Accomplishments: currently underway

Government Task Force

Chairpersons: TBA

Current task: e-government task force

Accomplishments: currently underway


Environment Task Force

Chairpersons: Bo Butler, Fred Reynolds

Current task: open space preservation task force

Accomplishments: currently underway

Growth and Development Task Force
Chairpersons: Bob Bolen, Howard Nixon

Current task: working to identify next goal

Accomplishments: published a Green Building Report to the City of Franklin and Williamson County

Business Task Force
Chairpersons: Scott Black, Ed Cagle

Current task: working to identify next goal

Accomplishments: published a report containing detailed information regarding Columbia Avenue between 5 points and the County Library

Education Task Force

Chairpersons: Cherry Clark

Current task: parent information resource center

Accomplishments: currently underway


Housing Task Force

Chairpersons: Doug Langston, Jeff Bivins

Current task: working to identify next goal

Accomplishments: published the Housing Report on report regarding affordable/moderately priced housing


Recreation Task Force
Chairpersons: Matt Ligon

Current task: working to identify next goal

Accomplishments: currently underway


Transportation Task Force

Chairpersons: TBA

Current task: working to identify next goal

Accomplishments: currently underway

CONTACT:
PO Box 383
Franklin, Tennessee 37065-0383

Phone: 615-794-0998
Fax: 615-790-4077
contact@franklintomorrow.org

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