1. Meet the Mayors.
There are many opportunities to meet the Mayor of Franklin and Mayor of Williamson County like Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast With The Mayors quarterly events. The remaining 2021 Breakfast With the Mayors, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, is Tuesday, Oct. 19.
2. Register to Vote.
You can do this at the Tennessee Secretary of the State’s website: govotetn.com. The City of Franklin will have an election on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, for five seats on the Board of Mayor & Aldermen. Learn more on the City of Franklin website.
3. Meet your Alderman by attending a meeting.
The eight-member Board of Mayor & Aldermen meet twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesdays at City Hall, with Mayor Ken Moore presiding. There are four ward aldermen and four at-large aldermen, serving four-year terms.
Meetings are also available on social media. To find out who your alderman is, visit the City of Franklin.
4. Get in touch with a nonprofit or civic organization working on issues you care about.
United Way of Greater Nashville and Hands On Nashville maintain engagement and volunteer opportunities in the area. Graceworks Ministries and OneGen Away have ongoing volunteer opportunities for those wishing to volunteer.
5. Participate in a Citizens Academy.
Learn more about the City of Franklin by applying for one or all Citizens Academy; Government, Police or Fire Citizens Academies at franklintn.gov/i-want-to/apply-for.
6. Enjoy a festival or Franklin event.
“There’s nothing to do in this town.” Said no one ever. Franklin has a thriving events calendar. Check out VisitFranklin.com to see what’s going on now.
7. Show your civic pride with a Historic Franklin license plate for your car.
Franklin is the only city in the state of Tennessee to have its own license plate available for purchase at the Williamson County Clerk’s office at the Williamson County Government Complex at 1320 W. Main St.
Franklin Tomorrow shepherded the project through the Tennessee Legislature and receives approximately half of the additional $35 charged for the plate.
Did you know you live in an All-America City? Franklin won this distinguished designation from the National Civic League in 2020 in a joint application between the City of Franklin and Franklin Tomorrow focusing on civic engagement and the telling of The Fuller Story.
8. Share your voice by actively contributing to online neighborhood forums.
Conversations happen all around us. Be a positive participant in those by joining online conversations pertinent to your neighborhood through NextDoor.com or other social media outlets, including Franklin Tomorrow’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Remember, be engaged but civil.
9. Engage with the local school system or place of worship.
The sense of community starts at a young age. Local schools and places of worship have volunteer opportunities for parents and engaged citizens.
10. Get involved with Franklin Tomorrow.
From monthly FrankTalks to quarterly Get Fit Franklin events, there are ample opportunities to plug into the community through Franklin Tomorrow.