Mt. Rushmore with Michael Walters Young, City of Franklin, TN

Posted on August 12, 2017

It’s Mount Rushmore season for ELGL members. We’re asking for your top four list on a variety of topics.

Michael Walters Young

Budget & Strategic Innovation Manager at City of Franklin Tennessee

Connect: LinkedIn

City Departments 

Trick Question (as any person trained as a manager knows, they are ALL my favorites)


  1. Gin & Tonic
  2. Good Sharp Cheddar (biased towards Tillamook)
  3. Smoked Salmon
  4. Cheese Balls (The pre-processed kind – you know, that get your fingers covered in cheese…dust…I guess? I LOVE those!)

Office Pet Peeves

  1. Bad Management
  2. Bullies
  3. Lack of music from offices
  4. Stupid broad rules issued for only one problem employee

Issues Facing Your City

  1. Growth
  2. Traffic
  3. Lack of workforce/affordable housing
  4. Lack of diversity 


  1. Christmas
  2. Labor Day (same day as my Wedding Anniversary, so…)
  3. Memorial Day
  4. All Saints Sunday (Sunday after Halloween in the Episcopal tradition)
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