Regional ‘Collaboration’ in Planning, Funding Emerges as Key to Success at Transportation Summit

A theme of regional collaboration and “money speaks” emerged at the annual Williamson Inc. transportation summit as the top ways to find regional traffic solutions and fund those solutions, eventually. According to Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham, summit keynote speaker Jackie Millet, mayor of Lone Tree, Colorado, delivered a presentation, that mirrors what is occurring…

Williamson County Residents, Leaders Weigh in on Public Transportation Issue

As Middle Tennessee roads experience more and more congestion, the proposed solutions are seemingly endless, but implementing an appropriate fix is no easy task. In acknowledgement of this problem, Williamson, Inc. hosted its Transportation Summit to discuss the South Corridor Study’s quest to engage the community and find a solution to this complex issue. The…

Leadership Franklin Awards College Scholarship to Local Student

  Leadership Franklin presented a $1,500 college scholarship to Williamson County student Amanda Haylett on June 5th. This scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors or current college students who display their commitment to Williamson County through service and demonstrated community leadership. Applicants are selected based on grade point average, quality of essay, and…

Williamson County Transportation Summit: Cash and Collaboration are Keys to Developing Transit

When it comes to solving regional transportation problems, money does most of the talking. That, in essence, was the primary message put forth by Lone Tree, Colorado Mayor Jackie Millet during the fifth annual Transportation Summit hosted by Williamson Inc. Thursday at the Franklin Marriot Cool Springs. Speaking before a luncheon audience of business leaders,…

The Partnership: Future Leaders of Williamson County can be found at Williamson Inc’s Young Professionals Program

When Chase Harper, 30, first moved to Franklin he had a handful of business connections after previously working in Nashville, but the Mississippi native was still learning the his way around the community. Harper currently works at the TMA Group in Franklin, where he is the business and rideshare services administrator. He has called Franklin…

Nashville Sounds to host “Williamson County Night” at First Tennessee Park

Throughout the 2019 season, the Nashville Sounds will be hosting various Neighborhood and County nights at First Tennessee Park as we recognize everyone who plays a role in Nashville’s growth & label as a destination location. On Tuesday, July 23rd, it will be time to recognize and acknowledge the role Williamson County plays in all…

Meet the New WCS Superintendent, Jason Golden

The Williamson County Board of Education voted unanimously to begin superintendent contract negotiations with current WCS Interim Superintendent Jason Golden at its May 20 board meeting. Former WCS superintendent of nearly 10 years Mike Looney terminated his contract with the Williamson County School District to head the Atlanta-based Fulton County School District. Looney completed his…

Local Cities, Agencies Partner to Identify New Transit Projects

Depending on where they travel, residents in the Greater Nashville area spend an average of 25 minutes traveling to work each day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For some residents in Davidson and Williamson counties, that time could double over the next 20 years. To help combat increasing commute times, officials from six cities—including…