Monuments & Memorials Commission

Meeting Details: (Revised 05/24/2024)

No meeting scheduled for June 2024

Board Characteristics

Nine voting members comprise the Tennessee Monuments and Memorials Commission. Three members are appointed by the Governor, three members are appointed by the Speaker of the Senate, and three members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member. Each appointing authority shall appoint one member from each grand division of the state. Each appointing authority shall appoint one member to a four-year term, one member to a three-year term, and one member to a two-year term. After the initial terms are served, all terms are four-year terms.

The Tennessee Monuments and Memorials Commission is established under Tennessee Code Annotated section 4-1-412 to study, hear, and resolve petitions for waiver under the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act. In March 2024, the Tennessee legislature passed HB1782 and SB1639, which amended T.C.A. 4-29-246(a) to provide that the Commission is scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2025.

Member Term Expires Representation
Dr. Anthony Hodges 06-30-2026 Appointed by the Governor, Representing East TN
Jo Ann McClellan 06-30-2027 Appointed by the Governor, Representing Middle TN
Stephen Hale 06-30-2025 Appointed by the Governor, Representing West TN
Dr. Douglas Cupples 06-30-2026 Appointed by Lt. Governor, Representing West TN
Senator Bill Ketron, Chair 06-30-2027 Appointed by Lt. Governor, Representing Middle TN
Sam Miller 06-30-2025 Appointed by Lt. Governor, Representing East TN
Alpha "Tiny" Jones 06-30-2026 Appointed by the House Speaker, Representing Middle TN
Imogene King 06-30-2025 Appointed by the House Speaker, Representing East TN
Kent Collier 06-30-2027 Appointed by the House Speaker, Representing West TN
Patrick McIntyre Ex Officio Tennessee Historical Commission

Past Meetings

Contacts
To contact commission members, email Ask.THC@tn.gov
Caty Dirksen
Board Contact
Caty.Dirksen@tn.gov
Patrick McIntyre
Executive Director
Tennessee Historical Commission
Patrick.McIntyre@tn.gov

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