Welcome to the site of Mayor Ken Moore!
First elected in 2007 as an alderman at large, Ken quickly cast his vision for Franklin’s future and challenges and began to lead on important issues such as transportation, fiscal responsibility and sustainability. His first initiative was to organize a transportation summit which was heralded as a success and included the TDOT Commissioner, Senate Transportation Chairman, State Senators and Representatives, Executive Directors of the MPO and RTA, and local citizens. As Alderman, he consistently stood for fiscal responsibility and low taxes while supporting priorities to maintain Franklin’s quality of life. Ken also showed leadership through the formation of the Sustainability Commission, which involved more than 250 citizens and has resulted in programs such as the successful blue bag recycling program.
In both 2009 and 2011, Ken was elected by his peers to serve as Vice-Mayor. Ken also had the honor of serving as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee in 2009, a role which involved reviewing long term budget proections and priorities and setting debt policy guidelines. Ken is proud that during his time as Alderman the city’s policies and practices allowed Franklin to maintain its AAA bond rating by both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s.
On January 25, 2011, upon the resignation of Mayor John Schroer to become Commissioner of the TN Dept of Transportation, Ken was honored to become the 31st Mayor of Franklin and only the second physician to serve in this capacity. Ken proudly stood for election in 2011 to continue serving as Fraklin’s Mayor, and was elected to this position in October of 2011 with over 80% of the vote. Ken appreciates the overwhelming support of the citizens of Franklin in allowing him to serve and in giving him a strong vote of confidence.
Since becoming Mayor, Ken has made jobs, economic development, and infrastructure his main priorities. Franklin is fortunate to be the location for many major corporate headquarters and has seen many new jobs announced and business relocations within the past several years. With this growth in the business sector comes a responsibility to plan for the future and to ensure that Franklin’s infrastructure is adequate to meet the needs of our businesses and citizens. Ken is committed to boldly and responsibly leading the city over the next four years and encouraging the difficult decisions that will prepare Franklin for the next generation.