Heritage Foundation Announces New DFA Community Leadership Team


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

“We are thrilled to serve as the newly appointed team,” said Jason Collins, president of the Downtown Franklin Association leadership team. “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.”

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.