Julanne Stone Recognized As Hub City Hero

April 5, 2021

Mayor Scott Conger has selected Julanne Stone to honor as the City of Jackson’s April Hub City Hero.

Stone is the executive director and founder of the Scarlet Rope Project. This faith-based nonprofit provides safe housing and resources to survivors of sex trafficking. The organization often works directly with local law enforcement and government officials to raise awareness of the signs of sex trafficking and to develop strategies to protect survivors. Scarlet Rope Project staff work with survivors from various economic, religious, educational and parental backgrounds to develop an individualized plan of care with the goal of healing and recovery.

Julanne Stone recognized as a Hub City Hero for Jackson, Tennessee“Julanne serves as a bridge between her network of healthcare providers, therapists, volunteers, law enforcement or government officials and the survivors of sex trafficking that come to the Scarlet Rope Project for help,” said Mayor Scott Conger. “She is an example of helping the most vulnerable among us and I admire her strength and compassion.”

“Hub City Heroes” selflessly and steadily give of their time and talent to improve the lives of others in the community. Recognition as a hero is one small way to thank these public servants for their efforts and it gives honorees the opportunity to raise awareness for causes that are important to them.


  • Committed to improving the quality of life of others in Jackson
  • Contributes time to community activities in a volunteer capacity
  • Serves as a role model and inspiration to others
  • Focuses on growth and well-being of the community we serve
  • Empowers and engages others to give back
  • Demonstrates integrity, collaboration, innovation and respect

Recipients will be selected monthly and nominations are continuous. To nominate a hero, visit jacksontn.gov. Candidates must be a resident of Jackson, Tennessee

After a year of heroes have been recognized, one hero will be selected and awarded $1,000 to donate to a non-profit of their choice. For more information, visit jacksontn.gov.