Franklin Tomorrow has set public opportunities – both in person or virtual – to engage the community in its new initiative, the National Civic League’s Civic Index to measure Franklin’s civic capital.

Announced as a follow up to the City of Franklin’s 2020 designation by the National Civic League as a 2020 All-America City, the Civic Index is a self-assessment tool used by cities and agencies across the country for measuring a community’s civic capital. Civic capital has seven components which all contribute to the formal and informal relationships, as well as capacities and conditions, that enable a community to address important issues and make decisions in a collaborative manner.

Franklin Tomorrow plans to initiate the Civic Index on April 19 by asking community members and organizations to participate in the Civic Index Conversations, being held starting on April 19 and ending on May 7, or take the Civic Index self-assessment independently. The Civic Index Conversations will be coordinated by Franklin Tomorrow and will use a facilitator to discuss the Civic Index self-assessment and have meaningful conversations about civic capital and will last approximately one hour.

Interested parties can attend a Civic Index Conversation hosted by a facilitator at outdoor locations in and around Franklin in conjunction with the City of Franklin Parks Department from April 19 – April 30. If you are interested in attending and participating in an in-person event, please RSVP via this link: You are able to choose which date and time works best for you. Please only RSVP for one Civic Index Conversation.

Additionally, virtual conversations will be held throughout the three-week period before the survey closes in early May. The virtual events will take place from April 20 – May 4. To RSVP for a virtual conversation, please RSVP via this link: Again, you are able to choose which date and time works best for you, but we ask you please only RSVP for one virtual Civic Index Conversation.
If you are interested in hosting your own event independently, please reach out to Franklin Tomorrow by emailing Director of Community Engagement Carly Jewell at for more information.

The Civic Index and Community Conversations are presented in partnership with Vulcan Materials. Additional support comes from Gresham Smith and Chandlerthinks.