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Town of Franklin - ADMINISTRATION
Mayor Bob Scott Mayor Bob Scott served for 10 years on the Franklin Board of Aldermen. A native of Greenville, SC, he has lived in Franklin since 1967. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University, a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is a graduate of Palmetto Military Academy, the South Carolina National Guard's Officer Candidate School. He retired from the Western Carolina University Campus Police Department where he served as executive officer. Bob has been active in civic activities. He has served as president of the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin Rotary Club. He is a member of the REACH board of Directors and has been an adjunct instructor at the North Carolina Justice Academy and Southwestern Community College. He holds the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission's Advanced Law Enforcement Training Certificate. Before changing careers, he was a long-time newspaper reporter, columnist and photographer. He served in the South Carolina National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve as a public information and photo officer. Bob and his wife Nancy live in Franklin and have two children. George who lives in Columbia, SC and Joanna who lives in London. They also have two grandchildren. Nancy served on the town board for 11 years. Contact the Mayor at
Town Manager  
Interim Town Manager Summer Woodard Summer Woodard is a native of Franklin and took over as Interim Town Manager on May 2, 2014 after Warren Cabe resigned to head Macon County EMS. Summer previously worked as assistant to the Town Manager under Cabe and before him, Sam Greenwood. Summer received a BA degree from WCU in 2008. She received a Masters degree of Public Administration in 2010. She completed the Municipal Administration Course of the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. Contact Summer at
Financial Officer: Kyra Doster
Town Clerk / Human Resource:

Town Planner:
Chad Simons

Justin Setser
Director of Public Works: Jay Gibson
Accounts Payable: Emilie Nickerson
Tax Collector:

Water Plant Supervisor:
Jessie Wilkins

Rob Hartsell
Sewer Plant Supervisor:
Bill Deal
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