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, encourages a healthy economic atmosphere, and strives to maintain the unique historic character to 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

Krista Linke, President

Robin Betts, Vice-President 

Rhoni Oliver, Secretary

Stephanie Wagner, Treasurer

Board Members

Carolyn Williams, Marty Williams, Joe Kelly, Jake Sappenfield, Holly Johnston, Rob Shilts, Rosie Chambers

Executive Director

Emily Snyder

Social Media Coordinator

Anna Kocken

DISCOVER DOWNTOWN Franklin COMMITTEES

4 Point Main Street Program Approach: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.

DESIGN Committee

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 3:30 pm on the 3rd floor of City Hall.

Economic Vitality 
Committee
(EVC)

Meetings: 2nd Friday of each month at 8:30 am on the 3rd floor of City Hall.

Organization

Committee

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month @ 9:15 am following the Promotion meeting at the Franklin Parks & Rec.

PROMOTION

Committee

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month @ 8:30 am at the Franklin Parks  & Rec.

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-krista linke

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-Holly Johnston

The purpose of the Promotion Committee is to PROMOTE downtown as the center of commerce, culture, and community life for residents and visitors alike.

 
 
 
 

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