• Provide an opportunity to interact with community decision-makers.

  • Cultivate an appreciation and understanding of our community.

  • Broaden the participant's understanding of leadership.

  • Aid in the development of leadership skills.

  • Create an enjoyable, life-enhancing experience for each participant.




Youth Leadership Franklin is a leadership program designed to help future leaders cultivate their leadership skills and promote an increased awareness of the Franklin community. The program is open to all high school sophomores and juniors living in or attending school in Williamson County.




YLF Board of Directors:

Gail Powell - Chairmain

Executive Director

High Hopes, Inc.

301 High Hopes Court

Franklin, TN 37064

Ashley W. Roberts - Vice Chair

Appraisal Trainee & Marketing Director

Roberts Appraisal Company, Inc.

104 Chapelwood Lane

Franklin, TN 37069

Kristi Dunlap Ransom - Secretary

Attorney at Law

2020 Fieldstone Parkway, Suite 900-88

Franklin, TN  37069

Will Powell - Treasurer

Vice President

Franklin Synergy Bank

720 Columbia Pike

Franklin, TN 37064

Allena Bell 

School Board Member

Franklin Special School District

732 Meeting Street

Franklin, TN 37064

Sydney Ball

Regional Business Development Manager

First Citizens National Bank

9045 Carothers Parkway

Franklin, Tennessee 37067

Blake Lambert

Vice President of Personal Lines

      Full Service Insurance

     903 Murfreesboro Road

        Franklin, Tn 37064

Travis Dumke

Vice President

Franklin Synergy Bank

722 Columbia Avenue

Franklin, TN 37064

Tim Ledman

Sales Manager

Nashville Chemical

7001 Westbelt Dr

Nashville, TN 37209

Lizzy Issacs

Construction Loan Assistant

Reliant Bank

1736 Carothers Parkway, Suite 200

Brentwood, TN 37027

David Briley

Development Manager

Oldacre McDonald, LLC

3841 Green Hills Village Drive

 Suite 400

Nashville, TN 37215

Meghan E. Guffee

Vice President of Employee Benefits

Full Service Insurance

903 Murfreesboro Road

Franklin, Tn 37064

Lizzy Issacs - Program Coordinator