The City of Franklin Department of Community Development is responsible for supporting the community and voluntary sectors in Human Resource Management. Specifically, developers facilitate the building of healthy, sustainable and empowered communities that are better equipped and skilled to tackle their local concerns and to relate positively with other communities.

Franklin's Accredited Main Street Program aims to make downtown viable and fun and is critical to the future of downtown revitalization efforts. Our Accredited Main Street Program has the vision of building on downtown's inherent assets such as its rich architecture, personal service, traditional values, and most of all, its great sense of place. Our annual Harvest Moon Festival, Soul Food Festival, Bikers on the Bayou, Black Bear Festival, Christmas Under the Lampposts and New Year's Eve Bash accentuate these core values and highlight the best of Franklin, La.  Our monthly Bayou to Main Marketplace on the first Saturday of March, April, May, September, October, November has over 40 vendors partnered with the Franklin Merchants Association.