Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore are regulars at Breakfast with the Mayors, and they will lead a Mayoral Summit when the next event takes place Jan. 22 at Rolling Hills Community Church. / Photo by John McBryde
By JOHN McBRYDE
Franklin Tomorrow will be releasing the first report on its On the Table initiative at its Breakfast with the Mayors event on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Rolling Hills Community Church in Franklin.
On the Table was introduced last summer and was put into action in late October, whereby members of the community came together to share a meal and have a conversation on what they consider important topics in Franklin and throughout Williamson County. The initiative launched with more than 400 people participating at Rolling Hills during October’s Breakfast with the Mayors, and meals and conversations continued at various locations for several days later.
Participants were then asked to complete surveys on how their particular outings went, and part of the results from those surveys will be shared during the upcoming Breakfast with the Mayors.
“We had very, very strong participation in the post-event survey,” Mindy Tate, Franklin Tomorrow’s executive director, recently told the Franklin Home Page. “And that was really the key, getting people to carry through the conversation point who also shared what they discussed in their conversations and also what is important to them for the future of Franklin.”
Breakfast with the Mayors will also feature the Williamson County Mayoral Summit, led by Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson. They will be joined by Jill Burgin (Brentwood’s outgoing mayor), John Blade (Fairview mayor), Jimmy Alexander (Nolensville), Rick Graham (Spring Hill) and Corey Napier (Thompson’s Station).
Coffee will be served at 7 a.m., when the networking portion of the event will begin. Additionally, there will be breakfast catered by Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant. The program will start at 7:45 am.
Franklin Tomorrow’s 2019 supporters at this time include presenting partners Pinnacle Financial Partners and Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville. Additional partners include Williamson County Association of Realtors, Williamson Medical Center, Patterson, Hardee, & Ballentine, Hazen and Sawyer, and Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant. Partnering with Franklin Tomorrow for the January event are Vanderbilt University Office of Community, Neighborhood & Government Relations, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp and Barge Design Solutions.
Rolling Hills Community Church is located at 1810 Columbia Ave.
Visit www.franklintomorrow.org for more information or to register.