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Tennessee Historical Commission

The June 19, 2020, meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, July 10th, at 9:00 A.M. C.D.T.

The meeting is a virtual meeting conducted via WebEx

Join the meeting by phone:  1-415-655-0003.  Access code is 161 252 8456

Join by video:

Meeting number: 161 252 8456  Password: THCSUMMER2020

For WebEx log in assistance, guidance and tips, please click here.

To sign up to speak at the meeting, please email us at to guarantee a spot.  Names will be collected until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, the end of the business day prior to the meeting.  Public comments will be at the end of the meeting and will be limited to items covered on the agenda.  Pleas note that there is not a discussion of the statues or monuments on the agenda at this meeting. 


March 27, 2020

Agenda with call in information
Determination of Necessity
Tennessee Heritage Protection Act Complaint

February 21, 2020


Link to watch meeting



Special Hearing held January 23, 2020

Link to watch 

Special Meeting Held on 3/13/2019

This meeting was held for the consideration of the Denial of Petition for Reconsideration by Judge Hilliard 

in the matter of Forrest Descendants and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Docket No. 04.47-1509371.

This meeting was held by teleconference.


Determination of Necessity


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.


Term Expires 


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
Kelly Wolfe 02-11-2024 East Tennessee
Lucy W. Lee 11-15-2020 Middle Tennessee
William Lyons 02-28-2021 East Tennessee
David W. Salyers, P.E. Ex Officio Commissioner TDEC
Linda Moss Mines 11-15-2020 East Tennessee
(Vacant), Chairman 06-30-2019 Middle Tennessee
Joanne Cullom Moore 09-30-2021 West Tennessee
Phil Hodge 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



  • Patrick McIntyre

    Executive Director
    Tennessee Historical Commission
    Department of Environment & Conservation



Related Links

 • Tennessee Heritage Protection Act


Patrick McIntyre

Executive Director
Tennessee Historical Commission
Department of Environment & Conservation

This Page Last Updated: July 9, 2020 at 4:54 PM