Franklin was named as one of the finalists for the 2020 All-America City Awards by the National Civic League in an application jointly filed by the city of Franklin and nonprofit Franklin Tomorrow.
According to the NCL, the award is meant to recognize “communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues,” and Franklin is one of 20 cities picked as a finalist.
The theme for the 2020 award is focused on celebrating cities for civic engagement practices that advance the health of their communities. The city of Franklin was highlighted for Franklin Tomorrow’s On the Table and Engage Franklin, The Fuller Story, Get Fit Franklin and Mayor Ken Moore’s Blue Ribbon Panel.
“We are excited about the City of Franklin’s selection as a finalist in the National Civic League’s All-America Cities’ competition as we know Franklin is an example for many cities in terms of governance, but also quality of life and civic engagement,” Moore said in his state of the city address May 15. “This designation comes at a time when we as a community need to pull together during this national health crisis and I have no doubt we will. We look forward to further interaction with Franklin Tomorrow and other team members in preparation for the competition.”