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Keep Downtown Franklin Business Friendly! Come to the City Council Meeting on MONDAY, April 22nd!
Keep Downtown Franklin Business Friendly!  Come to the City Council Meeting on MONDAY, April 22nd!
The Downtown Franklin Association is facing a funding cut from the City of Franklin in the amount of $35,000!

Dear Downtown Franklin Association Supporters, Volunteers and Sponsors,

This is an unprecedented cut of 60% of the DFA City funding. This will have a detrimental effect to some of our most cherished events and programs.

Every citizen needs to be aware of the significance of the proposed 2019-2020 City Budget. The Downtown Franklin Association is not the only publicly funded entity which will be dramatically affected by the proposed budget cuts. The proposed budget includes significant cuts throughout the entire City including infrastructure, staffing, agencies, and programs that are funded by the City.

The Downtown Franklin Association is reaching out to our community to make them aware of the importance of attending the Public Hearing on the City of Franklin’s Proposed 2019-2020 budget so they can better understand the full impact on our City and Community. It is every citizen's opportunity to be present and participate to better understand all factors that are being discussed and considered. Public input is a crucial part of providing City Council with as much information as they can to make the best informed decision possible for our City and community.

Please consider attending the Public Hearing for the budget on April 22, 2019 at 7:00PM at City Hall, 207 W 2nd Avenue, Franklin VA 23851.

To view the FY 2019-2020 Budget Draft and additional information use the following link to download from the City of Franklin website (PDF):

You can also view hard copies of the FY 2019-2020 City Budget Draft at the following locations during their regular operating hours:

  • City Hall at 207 W 2nd Avenue
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center at 683 Oak Street
  • Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Library at 280 N College Drive


Come to the City Council Meeting on MONDAY, April 22nd!

You have the right to express your support for the Downtown Franklin Association and all the positive things they do for our community. Citizens also have the right to contact their Council representatives directly to express their support of the Downtown Franklin Association. Below is contact information for each of your Council representatives:

Mr. Frank M. Rabil, Mayor 
101 Beechwood Drive 
Franklin, VA 23851 
Email: franklincitymayor@franklinva.com

Mr. Barry Cheatham, Vice Mayor - Ward 1
135 Bobwhite Lane
Franklin, VA 23851
Email: ward-1@franklinva.com

Mr. Benny Burgess - Ward 2 
409 N. College Drive 
Franklin. VA 23851 
757-569-8156 (office)
Email: ward-2@franklinva.com

Mr. Gregory McLemore - Ward 3
204 Madison Street
Franklin. VA 23851
Email: ward-3@franklinva.com

Mr. Linwood Johnson - Ward 4 
301 Hall Street 
Franklin, VA 23851 
Email: ward-4@franklinva.com

Mrs. Wynndolyn H. Copeland- Ward 5
1508 West Circle
Franklin, VA 23851 
Email: ward-5@franklinva.com

Mr. Robert “Bobby” Cutchins - Ward 6
139 Cresent Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
Email: ward-6@franklinva.com

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Click Here to Download the Letter to Citizens 


Updated 4/17/2019 8:30PM EST


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