Kelly Franke is a passionate advocate for community and small business development. With a background in marketing, Kelly understands the importance of creating a strong brand and marketing message in business. She also has a deep understanding of the economic development process and the challenges that small businesses face.
Kelly is a strong believer in the power of collaboration and partnerships. She is a member of several local and national organizations that support small businesses and economic development. Kelly earned her BSBA in Marketing from Old Dominion University and is currently furthering her education with the International Economic Development Council.
Kelly is excited to join the Planning & Community Development Department and to use her skills and experience to help create a more prosperous community here in Ashland. She hopes to make a difference in the lives of small business owners in the Town of Ashland and help them achieve their goals.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys date nights with her husband, being the Team Mom for her son’s Ashland Little League team, and spending time with her daughter when she’s home from the College of William & Mary.
Kelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 798-9219. Welcome to Team Ashland, Kelly!