Just one day before officially taking office, Franklin’s four newly elected aldermen joined City of Franklin Administrator Eric Stuckey on Nov. 8, 2021, for Franklin Tomorrow’s monthly FrankTalks.

Appearing Nov. 8 at FrankTalks (from left)  were newly elected aldermen Gabrielle Hanson, Jason Potts, Patrick Baggett, and Matt Brown.

The theme was “City Hall on Wheels,” and Stuckey used the time to review important capital investment projects which have been underway in 2021 and offer some big news – the ribbon cutting ceremony for the northwest extension of Mack Hatcher Parkway is now set for Dec. 13 at 2 p.m., although the road is supposed to open by Nov. 30 under the state contract.

From there, Stuckey used the time to ask aldermen questions about their campaign experience and the preparation they have undertaken prior to being sworn into office on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Stuckey wrapped up his questions asking each aldermen to give three adjectives which describe them and their work ethic. Fourth Ward Alderman-elect Patrick Baggett used the words, “authentic, hard worker and engaging.” Second Ward Alderman-elect Matt Brown used the words, “tenacious, intentional, and heart,” while Third Ward Alderman-elect Jason Potts said he was “family-oriented, passion for community, and long-term influencer.” Finally, At-large Alderman-elect Gabrielle Hanson said words which describe her are “steadfast, relentless, and charismatic.”

To watch the entire session, click the link below.

FrankTalks is held the second Monday of the month, starting at 9 a.m. with a coffee social, followed by the program at 9:30 a.m.