Franklin Tomorrow has officially launched its new initiative Civic Index and Community Conversations. This initiative is designed to bring Franklin community members together to have a conversation and discuss what Civic Capital means in Franklin. Civic Capital is the formal and informal relationships, networks and capacities communities use to make decisions and solve problems. Franklin Tomorrow is hosting more than 20 events both in-person and virtual around Franklin, which will be open to the public and you are invited to participate! The events will take place from April 19 – May 4. The survey will be available from April 19 – May 12.
If you are interested in participating in the Civic Index conversations or want to learn more about the Civic Index click here.
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.
2. Register to Vote.
You can do this at the Tennessee Secretary of the State’s website: govotetn.com
3. Meet your Alderman by attending a meeting.
Find out who your Alderman is here: franklintn.gov/government. The Board of Mayor & Aldermen meet twice a month on a regular schedule at City Hall.
4. Get in touch with a nonprofit or civic organization working on issues you care about.
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. Talk with your friend and family about issues that are important to you.
Need some information to start the conversation? Check out Franklin Tomorrow’s On The Table Host Guide: franklintomorrow.org/onthetable
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.
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.