ABOUT DISCOVER DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN
Discover Downtown Franklin, Inc. (DDF) is a nationally accredited Main Street Community through the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Main Street Program is a proven method of downtown revitalization throughout the country. Its success is based on the 4 Point Approach: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.
Our Mission: Create and promote community traditions, encourage a healthy economic atmosphere, and strive to maintain the unique historic character of central Indiana.
DISCOVER DOWNTOWN Franklin TEAM
Meet the DDF Board of Directors and Members that dedicate their time to the success of our downtown.
Board of Directors
Joe Kelly, President
Jake Sappenfield, Vice-President
Rosie Chambers, Secretary
Stephanie Wagner, Treasurer
Krista Linke, Robin Betts, Rob Shilts, Carolyn Williams, Dana Monson, Polly Jones, Emily Wood, Toni Breeden
DISCOVER DOWNTOWN Franklin COMMITTEES
4 Point Main Street Program Approach: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 3:00 pm on the 3rd floor of City Hall.
Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month at 8:30 am on the 3rd floor of City Hall.
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 9:30 am on the 3rd floor of City Hall.
DESIGN COMMITTEE Chair-Danny Causey
The purpose of the Design Committee is to get downtown Franklin into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets, such as, historic buildings and the traditional downtown layout. We are focusing on an inviting atmosphere created by window displays, parking areas, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping to convey a visual message about what downtown Franklin is and what it has to offer.
Economic Vitality Committee(EVC) Chair-Krista Linke
Our goal is to identify new market opportunities for downtown Franklin, find new uses for historic commercial properties, and stimulate investment in downtown property.
Organization Committee Chair-joe kelly
The purpose of the Organization Committee/Executive Committee is to keep the Board and each committee in good standing by attracting people and funding to the organization. The Organization Committee takes responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects of Discover Downtown Franklin.
Promotion Committee Chair-Dana Monson
The purpose of the Promotion Committee is to PROMOTE downtown as the center of commerce, culture, and community life for residents and visitors alike.