Officials from the City of Franklin in Tennessee visited Rome today as part of a multi-city tour to help with their greenway system planning.

“Rome is a quintessential southern town with lots of charm, said Andrew Orr, Principal Planner for the City of Franklin, who is responsible for organizing the trip. “We were attracted to the beautiful development of Rome’s historic downtown as well as the parks and greenways.”

“We are always happy to show off Rome to visitors and share insights into the planning and partnerships that keep our city vibrant.” said Rome City Manager, Sammy Rich.

Twenty municipal leaders from Franklin representing planning, parks and recreation, public works, fire, sanitation, building & neighborhood services and engineering are part of the tour group. While in Rome today, they toured downtown’s Broad Street, the Town Green, Myrtle Hill Cemetery, and the ECO Center.  Their tour will continue to other Georgia cities to include Vinings, Alpharetta and Serenbe.