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Young leaders share their stories during FrankTalks

Franklin Tomorrow’s Nov. 13, 2018, FrankTalks had as its focus, “Making A Difference: Young Leaders,” featuring a panel of individuals who have already learned and embraced the importance of giving back.

The panel was comprised of Zach Wolfson, Threads of Care; Casey Enright, The Word Wagon; and Diane Hayes, Young Leaders Council.

 

 

 

 


Oct. 31 Breakfast With Mayors focuses on education’s impact, benefits

Franklin Tomorrow’s Oct. 31 Breakfast With the Mayors at Rolling Hills Community Church — the final one of 2017 — focused on the sterling data, accomplishments and people that make up the public education system in Williamson County.

Joining Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson were Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney and Franklin Special School District Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden. Also on the panel was Matt Largen of Williamson Inc.


‘Education: Its Impact & Benefit’ set as topic of Oct. 31 Breakfast With the Mayors

Join us for the final Franklin Tomorrow Breakfast with The Mayors of 2017. The October 31st event is presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners and will be held at Rolling Hills Community Church.

The event will begin with networking at 7 a.m., followed by the start of the program at 7:45 a.m. Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin City Mayor Ken Moore will facilitate the topic, “Education: Its Impact & Benefit.” Joining them on stage will be Superintendant of Williamson County Schools, Mike Looney, and Director of Schools for Franklin Special School District, Dr. David Snowden. Williamson Inc. CEO Matt Largen will add to the conversation by speaking to how education impacts business in Williamson County.

To RSVP, go to https://oct31breakfastwiththemayors.eventbrite.com.

Coffee will be served by MJ Roasting of Nolensville and breakfast will be catered by Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant. We thank them for continually supporting Breakfast with The Mayors.

Thanks to our generous partners, Breakfast with the Mayors is free to attend. Our 2017 supporters include Pinnacle Financial PartnersWilliamson County Association of RealtorsWilliamson Medical CenterTennessee Equine HospitalRolling Hills Community ChurchPatterson, Hardee, & BallentinePuckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, and MJ Roasting. We would also like to thank our Gold Partner, Hazen and Sawyer, for their support as well.


Franklin Tomorrow FrankTalks candidates’ forum within first week of early voting

Early voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 4, continues until Oct. 19

The candidates in all four ward aldermanic elections on the ballot on Oct. 24 have agreed to participate in a forum to be held Monday, Oct. 9, as part of Franklin Tomorrow’s monthly FrankTalks lecture series. The forum will be held at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., next to the Williamson County Public Library.
The event will start at 9 a.m. with a coffee social, followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. It will end at 11 a.m.
Joining with Franklin Tomorrow to present the event are Williamson Inc., Williamson County Association of Realtors, and the Williamson Herald. Tom Lawrence of WAKM AM-950 will serve as the moderator.
Candidates include:
Ward One: Alderman Beverly Burger being challenged by J. Edward Campbell and Michael Phillips
Ward Two: Alderman Dana McLendon being challenged by Mike Vaughn
Ward Three: Alderman Michael J. Skinner being challenged by Scott Speedy
Ward Four: Alderman Margaret Martin being challenged by Elizabeth Downing Wanczak

To RSVP, go to https://oct9franklintncandidatesforum.eventbrite.com

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Early voting for the Oct. 24 Franklin City Election for four ward aldermanic seats on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will begin this Wednesday, Oct. 4, and continue until Thursday, Oct. 19. During the week, registered voters can cast their ballots from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 W. Main St. The polls will be open two Saturdays — Oct. 7 & Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. until noon.
On Election Day, Oct. 24, polls across the City will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Oct. 9 FrankTalks set as candidate forum for Oct. 24 Franklin aldermanic election

Williamson Inc., Williamson County Association of REALTORS & Williamson Herald to join in

Learn how the City of Franklin is governed and meet the candidates in the Oct. 24 City of Franklin ward aldermanic races at the Monday, Oct. 9, FrankTalks lecture, presented by Franklin Tomorrow, Williamson Inc., Williamson Herald, and the Williamson County Association of REALTORS.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. with a coffee social, followed by the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey will give a brief presentation on the City of Franklin’s form of government and the roles of elected officials.

To register for the event, go to https://oct9franklintncandidatesforum.eventbrite.com.

“FrankTalks has grown quite a following as a monthly event and through this format, we will be able to offer an educational experience about Franklin’s form of government and the roles of staff and elected officials, as well as provide an opportunity for citizens to meet the candidates and hear their views on issues in our community,” said Tim Murphy, Franklin Tomorrow Board president.

All candidates have agreed to participate in the forum, which will allow each candidate an opening statement and the chance to answer all questions asked by the presenting organizations, as well as questions submitted in advance by the community. To submit a question, send it to mindy@franklintomorrow.org.

Franklin is divided into four wards, with an alderman elected to a four-year term to represent the ward. Franklin also has four at-large aldermen who represent the City as a whole. The City’s mayor is elected by the entire City.

Candidates include:

Ward One: Alderman Beverly Burger being challenged by J. Edward Campbell and Michael Phillips

Ward Two: Alderman Dana McLendon being challenged by Mike Vaughn

Ward Three: Alderman Michael J. Skinner being challenged by Scott Speedy

Ward Four: Alderman Margaret Martin being challenged by Elizabeth Downing Wanczak

Typically, FrankTalks’ programs last one hour, but this program is expected to last until 11 a.m.

FrankTalks is free and the public is invited. Franklin Tomorrow partnered with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Neighborhood, Government and Community Relations to expand the frequency of FrankTalks in 2016 to a monthly program. It is held at various locations across the city, but always on the second Monday of the month.


‘Facing the Opioid Crisis’ FrankTalks draws community input

The Sept. 11, 2017 Franklin Tomorrow FrankTalks was a deep look into the crisis of opioid use and abuse in Williamson County, with a panel of individuals with hands-on knowledge of the rising tide locally.

“Facing the Opioid Crisis” was held in partnership with the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition (WCADC) to educate the community about the use and misuse of opioid drugs and the crisis that has hit the nation and the state and is creeping into Williamson County.

Panel members included Cindy Blom, an addiction and recovery counselor whose son’s addiction to opiates eventually ended his life; Tony Owens, a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals and court-sanctioned programs; and Franklin Police Detective Robert Dilworth. Franklin Tomorrow Board Member Patrick Baggett moderated the panel.

You can watch the video below, provided by the City of Franklin’s FranklinTV, or the Williamson Herald story through this link.


Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament sold out, but Sept. 27 pre-party open to hole, contest sponsors 

The Franklin Tomorrow Mayor’s Cup Gold Tournament, presented by Full Service Insurance & Grange Insurance, on Oct. 4 at Vanderbilt Legends Club will be here before we know it! Even sooner is our Preview Party on Sept. 27 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, featuring a “Friends of the Brand” tasting by Jack Daniel’s master taster Lynne Tolley.

Lynne Tolley

This party is for the tournament’s overall partners, but this year has also been opened for hole and contest sponsors, which include Andrews Transportation Group, our hole-in-one contest partner.
To learn more about a hole sponsorship, contact Carmen Stanek.
A hole sponsorship at the Mayor’s Cup is $300 and includes one ticket to theSept. 27 for We’re excited to have all our VIPs join us for an evening of whiskey tasting, visiting, and bidding!
Franklin Tomorrow is pleased to provide several great items, one of which is a golf getaway trip to California Wine Country through our partnership with one of our sponsors, American Fundraising Foundation – AmFund.
This specific trip to Bodega Bay will be one to remember! It is designed for two travelers, is good for three years, and has no blackout dates! It will include round-trip airfare and deluxe hotel accommodations.
For questions, please email carmen@franklintomorrow.org.

 

 

 


Walk MOORE With the Mayor Sept. 21 in Cool Springs area

Join Get Fit Franklin for our third “Walk MOORE with The Mayor” event in 2017 on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore (center) is joined by Holly Bogle of Franklin Synergy Bank, Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate, Franklin Synergy Bank Chairman Richard Herrington, and Franklin resident Jack Elder and his grandson Hudson for a recent “Walk MOORE With the Mayor.”

Franklin Mayor Ken Mayor Moore will lead the group starting shortly after 10:30 a.m. after we gather in front of the Healways/Sharecare building at the corner of Carothers Parkway and Cool Springs Boulevard.
From there, we will walk a route that is approximately one mile. The walk will likely take between 30-40 minutes. Please dress accordingly.
To RSVP, please follow this link.
Immediately following the walk, all attendees are invited to visit booths of local vendors, who will have goodies and giveaways. There will also be free, mini juices from Franklin Juice Bar (limited supply)!
In 2016, Franklin was named a Healthier Tennessee pilot community in conjunction with FranklinTomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin project.
To learn more about Healthier Tennessee, visit www.healthiertn.com for small starts to living a healthier lifestyle.  

“Facing the Opioid Crisis” topic of Sept. 11 FrankTalks

On September 11, FrankTalks will cover a topic that has started to hit our community too close to home. We have all seen it in the headlines and heard it on the news. While we would all rather believe that the opioid crisis will not affect us, it is a very real situation that is consistently growing in severity.
FrankTalks is partnering with the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition (WCADC) in an effort to further educate the public and discuss ways our community can fight this epidemic. The panel will consist of individuals who have personally been affected by the opioid crisis and those who work as professionals in law enforcement or treatment and recovery.
To RSVP for the event, follow this link.
FrankTalks is free and the public is invited. Franklin Tomorrow partnered with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Neighborhood, Government and Community Relations to expand the frequency of FrankTalks in 2016 to a monthly program. It is held at various locations across the city, but always on the second Monday of the month. FrankTalks will begin at 9 a.m. in the City Hall Training Room on the Church Street end of the building. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m.