Tomorrow, in the Palms of Their Hands: Franklin Visioning Enters its Most Challenging Stage

painting of riverside landscape

For the first time, the key partners in Franklin for a Lifetime presented summaries of their work to the mayor and city council so they could begin formal consideration of the many concepts and suggestions that have come from the visioning process.

Franklin has come a long way in a year. Hundreds of citizens, from 5 to 85, have spoken about what they love about their city, and what they want for it. (Children's drawings of how they see Franklin in their mind's eye and their lists of favorite things about Franklin, like "full moon sledding," add priceless heart to the conversation.) Cooperative Extension, Plan NH, and The Citizen's Institute on Rural Design have linked their respective expertise to help Franklin structure this conversation, to give it shape and a greater potential for clear results. Experts from other communities like Franklin have come to tell their stories of challenge and success.

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