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 City of Franklin Seeks Volunteer for Civil War Historical Commission

The City of Franklin is seeking two (2) volunteers to serve as at-large members of the Civil War Historical Commission (formerly Battlefield Preservation Commission). The Commission is comprised of eighteen (18) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen. Members serve three (3) year terms. The vacancies are to be filled by citizens of Franklin.
The Civil War Historical Commission serves as an advisory body to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City Administrator in the identification, preservation, interpretation, maintenance, and recognition of battlefield and sites related to all aspects of Civil War history within the City of Franklin. The Commission is scheduled to meet once bi-monthly at 8:00 am in the City Hall Training Room. Each volunteer shall also serve on a commission subcommittee. If you are interested in serving on the Civil War Historical Commission, please submit a one-page letter of interest and qualifications to Vicki Parr at vicki.parr@franklintn.gov by Friday, May 3, 2019

 

The Civil War Historical Commission (CWHC) is composed of eighteen (18) citizen appointees who represent local preservation/heritage organizations, education, the re-enactment community, battle-related properties, and the community in general. The CWHC serves as an advisory body to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City Administrator in the identification, preservation, maintenance, and recognition of sites related to Civil War battles, skirmishes, encampments, troop movements, and other war-related sites located within the city limits of Franklin in order to protect and maintain the city’s irreplaceable historical wealth for this and future generations.

The commission:

•Acts as the City’s historic and cultural preservation brain trust, working collectively with the entities represented on this Commission to preserve and enhance all of the city’s historic sites;
•Makes recommendations to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City Administrator for programs or actions designed to implement the recommendations contained in the Battlefield Preservation Action Plan;
•Provides a descriptive presentation reporting the activities and goals annually to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen;
•Facilitates forums for promoting Franklin’s Civil War heritage and for educating the public about said heritage;
•Assists the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City Administrator in balancing community priorities and resources by offering advice on preservation issues.

Additional information is located on the Civil War Historical Commission page.

 Important CWHC Links and Materials

Current Civil War Historical Commissioners
City of Franklin Battlefield Preservation Plan