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Citizens Government Academy

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Applications Available for Citizens Government Academy

Learn more about City of Franklin government procedures and decisions that directly affect you by becoming a member of the next Citizens Government Academy.

Group photo of people on tour of the Waste Water Treatment Plant

The City of Franklin is accepting applications to the Academy, which provides insight into local government. The next session will begin in Fall 2020.  Classes are held on Thursdays beginning at 6:00 PM, and run for eight (8) consecutive weeks. A Saturday tour of City facilities is also included.

Participants will learn about the wide variety of services provided by the City and about key areas such as planning, finance, public works, and public safety. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour key facilities, talk with City officials, and gain a new perspective on the inner-workings of their local government.

Applications are available online.  Applications are due by July 20, 2020. 

The Citizens Government Academy is free and available to all residents of the City of Franklin over 18 years of age. Class size is limited. If interested, please call 615-550-6606 or e-mail

Citizens Government Academy Class Photo 2019

2019 Graduating Class

   Bottom Row (L to R): Kelly Kowalski; Gabrielle Hanson; Howard Garret; David Eble
Top Row (L to R): Pamela Barnes; Jennifer Draper; Gloria Mercado; Tyler Burns; Jerry Thomas; City Administrator Eric Stuckey 
Not pictured: Holly McCall; Lamont Turner; Nathan Zipper

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