Franklin was named a finalist earlier this month in the 2020 All American City Awards, which recognizes communities that engage with the community to address local issues.
The NCL, which aims to increase civic engagement to help solve issues like racial inequality and housing, announced Franklin was a winner Aug. 19.
The city was recognized for a number of city projects, including Franklin Tomorrow's On the Table events, The Fuller Story project, the Get Fit Franklin program and Mayor Ken Moore's Blue Ribbon Panel.
Franklin was one of 10 cities named alongside El Paso, Texas; Rochester, New York; Muncie, Indiana; and Rancho Cucamonga, California.
See a full list of this year's winners here.