Hiring by town leaves void in county planner position.
The Town of Franklin will be welcoming a new Town Planner later this month. After Mike Grubermann, current Planner for the town, announced his retirement at the end of last month, Town officials began a search for his replacement, but they didn’t have to look far.
Franklin has selected Derek Roland, Macon County’s current director of Planning, to replace Grubermann later this month. Although a total of three applicants applied for the position, according to Franklin’s Human Resources Officer Ashley Hyder, Roland had the most experience in the planning department.
“I am looking forward to having the opportunity to serve the Town of Franklin as their next planner. I am excited to be afforded another opportunity to serve the community I was born and raised here,” said Roland.