Franklin named winner of 2020 All-American City Award

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)
(Courtesy Visit Franklin)

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)

The city of Franklin has been recognized as one of the top cities in the nation by the National Civic League.

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.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.