Annual Reporting for CHCs

County Historical Commissions (CHC) provide an annual report of activities to the Texas Historical Commission (THC). As a courtesy, the CHC Outreach Program provides a report template to expedite this CHCs statutory responsibility and maintain reporting consistency. Reporting each year enables CHCs to comment on timely preservation issues and document organizational efforts. CHC Outreach uses Texas’ Statewide Preservation Plan as the framework for the report to help CHCs align local efforts with statewide plan goals. 

CHC Reporting Responsibilities

CHC Outreach sends an email message to CHC Chairs in January with a link to an online report. A paper report is provided to CHC chairs who do not have access to the Internet. This report is used to document activities for the previous year of service. After evaluating the reports, CHC Outreach recommends THC programs and services that will address the areas of need and also suggests local, regional, and statewide partners that may enhance the overall outcome of CHC efforts.

  • Access more information about CHC reporting responsibilities here
  • Find out how to improve an annual report here
  • Learn how THC staff learn about CHCs through reporting data here
     

Online Reporting for CHCs

Image of CHC online report. By participating in the online reporting method, CHC activity can be documented, compiled, and promoted in more efficient and meaningful ways. Reporting results are used to illustrate the importance of CHC work to elected officials and preservation partners. Most importantly, online reporting enables our staff to better serve the needs of each CHC.

Online reporting enables CHC Outreach to analyze cumulative results, provide more accurate statewide CHC statistics, and identify regional trends for preservationists. We encourage CHCs to become more computer-friendly in order to access this online report, as well as, access preservation tools and resources available online.

Although online reporting is preferred, the THC is committed to serve individuals regardless of access or familiarity with computers or the Internet. Paper versions of the report are provided to individuals who do not have an email address.
 

Reporting Summaries and Related Links

Cumulative results posted below show general summaries of reporting statistics only. Reporting results that include open-ended answers are usually about 400 pages. If you are interested in these longer documents, please make an Open Records request to secure a copy of the comprehensive reporting results. 

CHCs report a wide variety of activities, the best of which support community members who support preservation in all its forms. Jim Hogg CHC promoted the New York Store, a Texas Treasure Business Award winner, having served the community for over fifty years. Matagorda CHC supported the Peaceful Pelican, a historic building that was rehabilitated to be a bed and breakfast. 


More CHC reporting information here