FRANKLIN, TN (May 1, 2019) – The 2018-2019 class of Leadership Franklin will present their group projects on Wednesday, May 8, at Franklin City Hall beginning at 8:15 a.m. Presentations will be in the BOMA room.
Each year since 1996, Leadership Franklin classes have developed and executed group projects that have shaped the community in meaningful ways. This year’s Class members were divided into four teams to complete projects that benefit the Franklin community.
Team 1 commissioned an artist to create a bike rack for downtown Franklin. The functional public art project was designed by artist Duncan McDaniel.
Team 2 created a program called Mind the Gap, in partnership with the Franklin Theater, to address the issue of hunger in Franklin and Williamson County. One in 5 children and one in 8 in the general population suffers from food insecurity in Middle Tennessee.
Team 3 focused on providing assistance to the Community Childcare Center on Fowlkes Avenue. The facility provides childcare for ages 6 weeks to 6 years to families of lower incomes. This team is working to expand computer education classes by purchasing twelve laptops, and enhance and expand the playground area. They have raised more than $15,000 toward these goals.
Team 4 is working to continue the beautification of Harlinsdale Farm by creating a safer, more accessible multi-use trail. The trail is open to walkers, as well as pets and horseback riders. The team will add a bench at a scenic overlook on the trail, as well as a hitching post for riders who wish to dismount and enjoy the view. For dog owners, “dog stations” will be added along the trail to make it easier to clean up after pets.
Leadership Franklin is a non-profit organization to develop leadership and community engagement and further a vision for Franklin and Williamson County. For more information, visit www.leadershipfranklin.com.