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City Council

Divided into six council wards, Franklin’s city council ensures the voice of citizens is heard. Led by an elected mayor and appointed City Manager, citizens in each of the six wards elect a council representative to serve a four-year term. Regular sessions are semi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Members

Seven (7) members elected by registered voters of the city. Six are to be elected by wards and the mayor is elected at large.

Type

Governing body of the city as set forth in Section 3.01 of the city charter

Meets

2nd and 4th Mondays and for special called meetings.

Meetings are held in Council Chambers:
207 W. Second Avenue
Franklin, VA

Terms

4 Years for Council members, 2 years for Mayor

Duties

Legislative, executive and administrative authority of the City of Franklin

Raystine Johnson 3

Ms. Raystine D. Johnson, Mayor – At Large

307 Pine Street
Franklin, VA  23851
757-562-7249
Email

July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2008
July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2012
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014
July 1,2014 - June 30, 2018

Barry -Cheatham

Mr. Barry Cheatham, Vice Mayor

Ward 1

135 Bobwhite Lane
Franklin, VA  23851
757-569-9747
Email

July 1 2008 – June 30, 2012
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2016

Benny -Burgess

Mr. Benny Burgess

Ward 2

409 N. College Drive
Franklin, VA  23851
757-569-8776
757-569-8156 – Office
Email

July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2012
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2016  

Gregory -Mc Lemore -Ward -3

Mr. Gregory McLemore

Ward 3

204 Madison Street
Franklin, VA  23851
Email

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2014
July 1, 2014 - June 30,2018

Monas Campaign Picture 3

Ms. Mona Murphy

Ward 4

608 Walnut Street
Franklin, VA  23851
757-569-1524
Email

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2016

Mary -Hilliard -Ward -5-

Mrs. Mary Hilliard

Ward 5

1508 West Circle
Franklin, VA 23851
757-562-7237
Email

July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2006
July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2010
July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2014
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018

Ward 6

Mr. Frank W. Rabil

Ward 6

101 Beechwood Drive
Franklin, VA  23851
757-651-9697
Email

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018