Leadership Franklin County is a five month program designed to build and enhance leadership skills through interactive learning sessions at the local and state levels.
Franklin County Leadership consists of Youth & Adult classes meeting together to explore leadership styles and methods to operate city and county leadership roles in growing communities.  Youth class members are provided a mentor in their chosen career path to explore opportunities and challenges of their career choice. Leadership Franklin County is a requirement of the State of Tennessee’s Three-Star Program.

• The mission of Leadership Franklin County is to assist personal development of the county’s current and future leaders by:
• Identifying potential and existing leaders and helping them to improve their knowledge and skills for carrying out their voluntary commitment to the community.
• Providing participants with practical understanding of how existing institutions in the county function and interact.
• Providing participants with a diversity of leadership skills training.
Adult Class
The program is for adults who work or live in Franklin County and for juniors who attend school in Franklin County.  Leadership Franklin County consists of an orientation, a retreat in September and five topic-oriented day-long sessions from September to February with Graduation in February.  Each participant will become involved in several civic/volunteer organizations. 
Youth Class
Each youth class member will be assigned a mentor (a knowledgeable and respected leader in the community).  Meetings of mentor & protégé will be scheduled monthly to discuss leadership skills.

Topics include:
Courts and Public Safety
Community Needs and Services
Local Government
Economic and Community Development
State Government
Franklin County History/ Education/Geography Civic participation activities include:
Attending a County Commission Meeting
Attending a School Board Meeting


All classes are mandatory and required for completion of Leadership Franklin County.  Full day classes are scheduled for Wednesdays from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. On State Government Day, Leadership will depart from the Chamber at 6:00AM and return about 6:00PM.  To obtain a confirmed schedule contact the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

Packets for Adults must be submitted by August 29th and for Youths by the last Friday in June
Each class is limited.  The groups chosen will include a cross-section of adults and high school juniors who are broadly representative of the community.  They will have demonstrated a desire to serve the community, a willingness to seek leadership roles, and a commitment to participate in their Leadership program. Applications may be obtained from the Chamber at (931) 967-6788 or for the youth at their school guidance office. The Leadership Franklin County Steering Committee will review all applications for the adult and the youth class.  Those selected will be notified in  August. 
Each participant must contribute $300. For expenses incurred  (Meals, travel, and other expenses)   Participants may secure a sponsor if needed.