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The Battlefield Preservation Commission (BPC) is composed of eighteen (18) citizen appointees who represent local preservation/heritage organizations, education, the re-enactment community, battle-related properties, and the community in general. The BPC serves as an advisory body to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City Administrator in the identification, preservation, maintenance, and recognition of sites related to Civil War battles, skirmishes, encampments, troop movements, and other war-related sites located within the city limits of Franklin in order to protect and maintain the city’s irreplaceable historical wealth for this and future generations.

The commission:

  • Acts as the City’s historic and cultural preservation brain trust, working collectively with the entities represented on this Commission to preserve and enhance all of the city’s historic sites;
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City Administrator for programs or actions designed to implement the recommendations contained in the Battlefield Preservation Action Plan;
  • Provides a descriptive presentation reporting the activities and goals annually to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen;
  • Facilitates forums for promoting Franklin’s Civil War heritage and for educating the public about said heritage;
  • Assists the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and City Administrator in balancing community priorities and resources by offering advice on preservation issues.

The Franklin BPC meets in regular session on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM in City Hall.


Battlefield Preservation Commission

Name

Affiliation

Appt Date

Term End Date

Michael Skinner               City of Franklin Alderman   

Co-terminus

Co-terminus    

Eric Jacobson Battle of Franklin Trust 

1/2013

12/2015

Ernie Bacon Franklin's Charge

1/2012

12/2014

Margie Thessin Franklin on Foot

1/2013

12/2015

Mary Pearce Heritage Foundation

1/2012

12/2014

J.T. Thompson         Lotz House 

1/2013

12/2015

Sam Huffman Save the Franklin Battlefield

1/2012

12/2014

David Eagan Sons of the Confederate Veterans

1/2013

12/2015

Sam Gant Sons of Union Veterans

1/2012

12/2014

Pam Lewis Tennessee Preservation Trust   

8/2010

12/2013

Deborah Warnick Williamson County CVB

1/2013

12/2015

Jim Roberts Battle-related Property Owner

8/2010

12/2013

Thomas Flagel Education Liaison

8/2010

12/2013

Robert Huff Re-enactment Community Liaison

 4/2013

      3/2016
Jay Sheridan At-Large    

8/2010

12/2013

Mike Grainger At-Large

1/2013

12/2015

Dianne Christian At-Large

1/2014

12/2016

Sam Whitson At-Large

1/2012

12/2014

            
Amanda Hall Staff Phone: 615.550.6737

View Past Meetings
MeetingDate/TimeAgenda
Battlefield Preservation Commission5/8/2014 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Not Available
Battlefield Preservation Commission6/12/2014 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Not Available
Battlefield Preservation Commission7/10/2014 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Not Available

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