Submitting CHC Appointee Updates

November 2016 CHC appointment reminder packet mailed to county judges and commissioners is available here. This packet includes a cover letter, recommended CHC appointee criteria, and a 2015 CHC annual report summary. 

Please read memo from attorney, David B. Brooks, which comments on frequently asked CHC questions; topics include the validity of non-voting member status, CHC fundraising, private CHC bank accounts, and ultimate oversight of the CHC. Work with county auditor and attorney to make decisions about CHC business matters. 

Photo: Jeff Davis County Commissioner, Larry Francell, participtes in CHC regional workshop in Fort Davis.

Submitting CHC appointee rosters

County commissioners courts are directed to provide CHC appointee updates in January of odd-numbered years as per the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 318. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) uses this contact information to discuss specific historic resources and promote educational opportunities. 

Please use the following template to create a CHC appointee roster. Counties should submit an updated roster by the beginning of each term of service, usually January of odd-numbered years to align with state statutory directive. CHCs should verify appointee contact information on a regular basis, perhaps at each commission meeting, and update the roster when needed. 

CHC Appointee Roster Template -- Please submit rosters in this excel format (rather than Microsoft Word or PDF documents) so that roster spreadsheets from all 254 CHCs can be merged electronically.

  • All appointee contact updates should be made by editing the CHC's roster spreadsheet.
  • Provide the contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses) on the roster.
  • Email completed/updated roster to
  • If you send miscellaneous updates to the THC, you will be directed to make those changes on the CHC's roster and then submit the updated roster to our office.

Updates for CHC chair or marker chair are special. Please notify the THC of these changes as soon as possible, so that we maintain communication with the appropriate representatives for each county. CHC rosters are saved to our agency servers for reference but chair contact information is entered into our agency database. This requires specific notifiaction of chair contact information updates. 


Questions about CHC Appointment Process

Questions concerning the CHC appointment process should be directed to Candice Thaler using or by calling 512.463-9052.


Supplemental information for county officials and CHCs

Below is a list of supplemental documents created by THC's CHC Outreach Program for county officials. These documents may help provide more information on responsibilities associated with CHCs.



More about CHC reporting responsibilities here. 

More about CHC appointee responsibilities here