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Tennessee Historical Commission

Meeting Details: Revised 4/26/18

On February 16, 2018, the Tennessee Historical Commission determined to convene a contested case regarding a petition for declaratory order submitted by the Descendants of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp #215 and to refer the petition to be heard by an administrative law judge sitting alone. Petition for Declaratory Order.

On April 5, 2018, an amended petition for declaratory order was submitted by the petitioners. Amended Petition.

 

No meeting scheduled for May.

 

A petition for waiver has been filed with the Tennessee Historical Commission

• The City of Chattanooga has filed a petition for the waiver of the memorials on Patten Parkway from the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2016.

    -Link to Petition

The petition was submitted on April 16, 2018 pursuant to Tenneessee Code Annotated § 4-1-412 of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2016. The City of Chattanooga has requested the Tennessee Historical Commission to include the petition on the June 15, 2018 agenda for an initial hearing. At the initial hearing, the Tennessee Historical Commission will determine which interested entities, groups, or individuals should be given written notice by the City of Chattanooga.  

 

 

The Tennessee Historical Commission met on February 16, 2018, at 10:00 am EST / 9:00 am CST.


The meeting was held in the Multimedia Room on the 3rd Floor of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243.

Link to Agenda

Link to recording of meeting

On the agenda was the final hearing regarding a petition for waiver filed by Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents to change the name of a building located on the Middle Tennessee State University campus from Forrest Hall to Army ROTC Building. The hearing was held in the presence of Administrative Law Judge Thomas G. Stovall and the Tennessee Historical Commission.

A Final Order was issued on March 19, 2018 pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 4-1-412. Tennessee Code Annotated Section 4-1-412(c)(8) provides, in relevant part, as follows: 

Within thirty (30) calendar days from the final hearing, the final determination of the commission shall be reduced to writing and shall state the commission’s findings and the grounds on which the relief is granted or denied. The effective date of the determination shall be not less than one hundred twenty (120) calendar days after notice of the commission’s determination is posted on the web site of the commission. Copies of the final determination shall be sent to the public entity seeking the waiver and to each interested entity, group, or individual who testified or submitted evidence at the final hearing.
 
(9) A public entity seeking a waiver or interested entity, group, or individual who testified or submitted evidence at the final hearing who is aggrieved by the final determination of the commission on the petition for a waiver may file a petition for review in the chancery court of Davidson County or, alternatively, in the county in which the memorial is located or, in the case of a memorial that is located in multiple counties, the county in which the memorial is predominantly located. A petition for review shall be filed within sixty (60) calendar days after notice of the commission’s determination is posted on the web site of the commission. The court shall conduct a de novo review on the record of the issues. The review shall be conducted without a presumption that the determinations and findings of the commission are correct. Additional evidence may be introduced and considered by the court.

Final Order – posted March 20, 2018

Link to the Notice of Hearing for the Petition for Waiver

Link to the Petition for Declaratory Order

 

The Tennessee Historical Commission met on January 19, 2018, at 10:00 am EST / 9:00 am CST, to determine whether to review the Initial Order issued by Judge Hilliard, APD, dismissing the Petition for Declaratory Order submitted by the City of Memphis and Memphis City Council regarding application of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2013 to the equestrian statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest located in Memphis. The Commission determined no to review the initial order. The order became final January 23, 2018.

 

 

Board Characteristics

Twenty-nine members: 24 appointed by the Governor for terms of five years and 5 ex officio members.  

Members include

  • Governor of Tennessee
  • State Historian
  • State Archaeologist
  • Commissioner of Environment and Conservation
  • State Librarian and Archivist
  • 24 members who shall be equally divided among the three grand divisions of the state

Commissioned under T.C.A. 4-11-102.

The statute authorizing this board expires June 30, 2019 and the one-year wind-down period begins.

Member

Term Expires

Representation

Ernie Bacon 10-15-2020 Middle Tennessee
David "Ray" Smith 10-31-2021 East Tennessee
Dr. Douglas Cupples  06-30-2021 West Tennessee
Elizabeth A. Campbell 06-30-2022 Middle Tennessee
Allen F. Carter, Vice-Chair 09-30-2021 East Tennessee
Dr.  Kent Dollar 09-30-2020 Middle Tennessee
Sam D. Elliott 05-31-2020 East Tennessee
Governor Ex Officio Governor of Tennessee
Jeremy S. Harrell 09-30-2020 Middle Tennessee
Yolanda (Loni) Harris 09-30-2019 West Tennessee
Toye Heape 09-30-2019 Middle Tennessee
Don Roe 09-30-2022 West Tennessee
Alpha B. (Tiny) Jones 06-30-2019 Middle Tennessee
Bill Landry 06-30-2021 East Tennessee
Lucy W. Lee 11-15-2020 Middle Tennessee
William Lyons 02-28-2021 East Tennessee
Robert Martineau Ex Officio Commissioner TDEC
Linda Moss Mines 11-15-2020 East Tennessee
Dr. Reavis L. Mitchell, Jr., Chairman 06-30-2019 Middle Tennessee
Joanne Cullom Moore 09-30-2021 West Tennessee
Mike Moore Ex Officio State Archaeologist
Keith Norman 09-30-2020 West Tennessee
Beverly C. Robertson 09-30-2020 West Tennessee
Chuck Sherrill Ex Officio State Librarian and Archivist
Joe Swann 02-28-2021 East Tennessee
Judge David Tipton 09-30-2018 East Tennessee
Dr. Carroll Van West Ex Officio State Historian
Vacant 09-30-2022 West Tennessee
Derita Coleman Williams, Vice-Chair 06-30-2022 West Tennessee

Contacts

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    Patrick McIntyre

    Executive Director
    Tennessee Historical Commission
    Department of Environment & Conservation
    Patrick.Mcintyre@tn.gov

     

     

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Contacts


Patrick McIntyre

Executive Director
Tennessee Historical Commission
Department of Environment & Conservation
Patrick.Mcintyre@tn.gov