The Franklin City Council consists of seven members, each elected for a four-year term. Council elections are held in November in odd-numbered years, for either four seats or three seats, and are non-partisan. The members of Council elect their own chair and vice-chair of Council, who are designated as the Mayor and Vice-Mayor.
Regular meetings of the City Council are held on the first and third Monday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at the Franklin Municipal Building, 1 Benjamin Franklin Way. If a holiday falls on a scheduled meeting date, the meeting is automatically cancelled. Please click on the Meetings tab below for more information.
Hi! Welcome to beautiful Franklin, Ohio.
Thank you for stopping by our website. We hope you like what you see. Stop by our striking little community-on-the-river and we know you will love what you see!
Franklin is a diverse community, of over 12,000 people, nestled between the major metropolitan areas of Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. Franklin was incorporated in 1814 and gained “City” status in 1951. Today, our eastern border hugs I-75 and provides amazing access for our industrial partners, retail businesses and residents. The western portion of our community is graced by the flowing sights and sounds of the Great Miami River. Our river banks are adorned by beautiful riverside mansions, an elegant fountain and a modern, award-winning bike path and jogging trail (running the entire north/south length of our city). The western portion of our community is home to our famous “Lions” bridge and our Harding Museum (home of our Franklin Area Historical Society).
Our schools are excellent and continue to be a source of community pride. Our slogan, which you will hear often, is: “Once a Wildcat…Always a Wildcat.” Our school board is recognized for their fiscally-conservative nature and has earned the respect of our citizens, parents and our business community.
About ten years ago, City Council made a commitment to save our historic downtown and create a mural program designed to attract visitors and build community pride. Today, we have 11 murals (8 outdoor and 3 indoor). Two of our murals (#1 northeast corner of 4th and Main; #2 northwest corner of 3rd and Main) have been recognized as National Municipal Mural Award Winners!! Not only are we proud of our murals…they were painted by one of our residents (Eric Henn)!
Our downtown improvement program continues to be a work-in-progress. The difficult economy, of the last five years, and our fiscally conservative nature, has delayed several initiatives. We remain steadfast…we will achieve our goals…boom or bust, the citizens of Franklin have always pulled together.
So, thanks for your virtual visit. Now, stop by and visit us in person. We would love to show you around, shake your hand and brag a little. Oh, bring your camera…you will need it!
Denny Centers, Mayor
Proud of Franklin, Ohio
Clerk of Council
Jane McGee - Clerk of Council
937-746-9921 ext. 1102
Jane McGee has served as Clerk of Council since May 18, 1981. Her responsibilities as Clerk include giving notice of all Council meetings and keeping the Journal of all Council proceedings. Jane also assists the other City Boards and Commissions and other City Departments.