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. We want to showcase all of what Franklin has to offer during the upcoming presentation for the All-America City Award and we need the Franklin community’s help. As a finalist, Franklin will be presenting to a panel of judges to tell Franklin’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. CT on August 19 and we are asking community members to show their civic pride and join in. You will be able to watch the presentation live on the All-America City Facebook page at, 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. CT, so be sure to tune in to celebrate with us.

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, you will be able to vote for our Civic Action Fair Booth and our Cultural Entertainment Showcase on the All-America City event platform starting on Monday, August 17. To access the event platform, visit and enter code FRANKLIN. You will then have access to the event platform. To view the Civic Action Fair visit and to view the Cultural Entertainment Showcase visit

Franklin is a city with a great sense of community and we want 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 you are a Franklinite by voting for our Civic Action Fair booth and our Cultural Entertainment Showcase!


About Franklin Tomorrow

Franklin Tomorrow is an independent, nonprofit community visioning and engagement organization founded in 2000 by a group of business and community leaders. Its mission is to engage the community, foster collaboration, and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin. Learn more at