Submitted by Franklin-Simpson Renaissance
Kim Roberts, of Franklin, has been named the executive director of Franklin-Simpson Renaissance.
Roberts took over her duties as new director Oct. 1, 2020. As director, Roberts will provide leadership and technical assistance in the revitalization effort of the downtown Franklin historic commercial district utilizing the comprehensive Main Street strategy, which employs organization, economic restructuring, design, and promotion.
Roberts has been involved with Franklin-Simpson Renaissance as a board member and volunteer for five years and brings added experience from being a business owner herself. Roberts has also volunteered many hours working with multiple organizations including Simpson County Extension for seven years, and the Franklin-Simpson Farmers Market for six years.
“I feel very fortunate to live in a small town like Franklin and I am excited to have this opportunity,” Roberts said. “I look forward to working with other local organizations to make our historic downtown a place where people want to socialize, eat, shop, and enjoy family time just “hanging out” on the Courthouse lawn. I am confident the values I have learned living and working in the agricultural industry along with years of volunteer work, will enhance my abilities to do what Franklin-Simpson Renaissance has entrusted me to do. Our downtown has grown so much over the years and I am excited that I get to be a part of future growth.”
Roberts lives in Franklin with her husband, Bart Roberts. They have two children, and two grandchildren.