Heritage Foundation announces new Downtown Franklin Association community leaders, headed by Juice Bar owner


Heritage Foundation announces new Downtown Franklin Association community leaders, headed by Juice Bar owner

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has announced their newest Downtown Franklin Association community leadership team, led by president Jason Collins, the owner of Juice Bar Franklin.

“We are thrilled to serve as the newly appointed team,” Collins said in a press release, “We will serve the association as business owners and community members to further promote the revitalization and preservation of America’s favorite Main Street, while perpetuating the economic vitality of downtown Franklin.”

Jason Collins

The newly appointed Downtown Franklin Association community leadership team is as follows:

  • President: Jason Collins, owner of Juice Bar Franklin
  • Vice President: Bryan Doleshel, chief community development officer of Williamson, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Brian Moyer, founder of Moyer & Company
  • Secretary: Emily Marshall, executive assistant for A. Marshall Hospitality
  • Organization Chair: Ryan McKinney, managing principal of John M. Green Insurance Inc.
  • Design Chair: John Bond, co-owner of Twine Graphics
  • Economic Vitality Chair: Joni Cole, owner of GRAY’S on Main and O’ Be Joyful
  • Promotions Chair: Julie Walton Garland, manager of Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry

The Downtown Franklin Association has spearheaded the revitalization of Franklin’s historic downtown core through the four-point program of the National Main Street Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation: organization, design, promotion and economic vitality.

CEO of the Heritage Foundation Bari Beasley said, “These community leaders are vital to the success of our Main Street Program and our national accreditation. In addition to these amazing volunteers, we are in the midst of a nationwide search to fill the vacant Executive Director of the Main Street Program position on the Heritage Foundation staff. We have received some very solid candidates with economic development and Main Street Program experience and look forward to filling that position quickly.”

Working in partnership with property owners, preservationists, city and county government, local businesses and merchants in the historic retail district, the Downtown Franklin Association has helped create one of the nation’s Main Street success stories. For more information on the Downtown Franklin Association, visit www.downtownfranklintn.com.

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