City of Franklin Government

The City of Franklin is governed by the City Manager form of government, with a Mayor and City Commissioners. The Mayor is elected to a four year term, and there are four City Commissioners who are elected for two year terms. This governing board is responsible for deciding on the city's policies and procedures by passing Resolutions and  Municipal Ordinances all of which are implemented by the various City Departments.

Larry Dixon
Mayor
Mayor Larry Dixon is the former manager and owner of Sullivan’s Department Store for 41 years., and has recently retired from Dillard's Department Store, where he worked as a Sales Pace Setter/Suit Specialist. He and his wife Donna have two children. He is a long time member of the Franklin First Baptist Church where he has served as Deacon for many years, has served on numerous local boards and was selected as Home Town Hero in 1990.
Jamie Powell
City Commissioner
Commissioner Jamie Powell is a retired Police Chief from the Franklin Police Department, and is currently serving his fourth term as City Commissioner. His community involvement includes being a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, F-S Parks Board member, Lifetime Member of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the Simpson County Historical Society.
Herbert Williams
City Commissioner
Wendell Stewart
City Commissioner
Commissioner Wendell Stewart began his most recent term on the Franklin City Commission January 1, 2013, and was re-elected to another term, beginning January 1, 2019. He previously has served five terms as City Commissioner. He is a 1982 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School and a 1983 graduate of Mid-State Barber and Styling College in Nashville, TN. He is the owner and operator of Stewart's Barber Shop. Commissioner Stewart has served on the Franklin Electric Plant Board, Boys & Girls Club, F-S Parks Board, the Urban Renewal Board, and the Industrial Board.
Cathy Dillard
City Clerk
Brownie Bennett
City Commissioner