Franklin has been named one of 20 finalists for the 2020 All-America City Award by the National Civic League (NCL) based on an application prepared jointly by the city of Franklin and Franklin Tomorrow.
"As an organization that promotes civic engagement and pride, Franklin Tomorrow is so proud that we could partner with the city of Franklin to pursue the National Civic League's All-America City Award. Being named one of the 20 finalists makes me so proud to call Franklin home and reinforces the positive impact of Franklin Tomorrow," Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate said.
Franklin is the first Tennessee city since 1999 to be a finalist for the All-America City Award. Franklin Tomorrow wants to showcase all of what Franklin has to offer during the upcoming presentation for the All-America City Award and needs the Franklin community’s help.
As a finalist, Franklin will present to a panel of judges to tell the city’s story to compete to be one of the 10 winners of the All-America City Award. Franklin’s presentation will be streamed live at 10:25 a.m. on Aug. 19, and the city is asking community members to show their civic pride and join in. Watch the presentation live on the All-America City Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AllAmericaCityAwards, and comments from the community are welcome. The award ceremony for the All-America City competition will also be streamed on the All-America City Facebook page. The award ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., so be sure to tune in to celebrate.
The All-America City competition is all about community driven initiatives and we are asking for the Franklin community to get involved and be a part of the event. Although community members cannot vote for Franklin to be named an All-America City, residents will be able to vote for the Civic Action Fair Booth and Cultural Entertainment Showcase on the All-America City event platform starting on Monday, Aug. 17.
To access the event platform, visit nationalcivicleague.org/2020-all-america-city-awards/ and enter code FRANKLIN, which will provide access to the event platform. To view the Civic Action Fair, visit https://www.nationalcivicleague.org/2020-all-america-city-awards/civic-action-fair/, and to view the Cultural Entertainment Showcase, visit https://www.nationalcivicleague.org/2020-all-america-city-awards/cultural-entertainment-showcase/.
Franklin is a city with a great sense of community, and Franklin Tomorrow wants Franklin citizens to be a part of this competition. Take a look around the event platform to learn more about All-America City and show that Franklin spirit by voting for the Civic Action Fair booth and Cultural Entertainment Showcase.