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Tennessee Historical Commission

Meeting Details: Revised 1/16/18


The Tennessee Historical Commission will meet 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 meeting will be located in room K on the 3rd floor of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243.

Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-44-108, allowing meetings to be conducted by electronic or other means under specified circumstances, members will participate via telephone conference call.

Subject to availability of conference lines, the public is allowed to participate in the conference call. To request the telephone number and passcode to access the meeting, please contact Ashlee Pierce at email or 615-770-1085.

Link to Agenda

The Initial Order can be found here:

Next Regular Meeting: February 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. CST  

312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
3rd Floor, TN Tower, Multimedia Room


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
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




    Patrick McIntyre

    Executive Director
    Tennessee Historical Commission
    Department of Environment & Conservation



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Patrick McIntyre

Executive Director
Tennessee Historical Commission
Department of Environment & Conservation