Welcome to the Dallas County Historical Commission Website

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 3100, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 413-4232 | E-mail: DCHC@dallascounty.org

Dallas County Historical Commission: “Leave a Mark on History”

The Dallas County Historical Commission (DCHC), which consists of fifteen individuals appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, serves as the County's primary advisory body on historic preservation matters. 

Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historical resources of Dallas County for the education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of the County's residents.  It is responsible for providing the first level of review for State historical marker requests, and it typically conducts two-to-three special projects per year.  Staff support is provided by the County's Planning & Development department.

List of Commission Members:

  • Elizabeth Gunby, Chair - District 2 Appointment
  • Patricia Hicks, Vice Chair - District 1 Appointment
  • Priscilla Escobedo, District 4 Appointment
  • Jearlene Miller, District 4 Appointment
  • Roosevelt Nichols, District 3 Appointment
  • Coy Poitier, County Judge Appointment
  • John Roppolo, County Judge Appointment
  • Joan E. Jackson Bouldin, District 1 Appointment
  • Cheryl Jackson, District 3 Appointment
  • Anthony A. Cornell, Sr., District 2 Appointment
  • Christopher Cornell, District 2 Appointment
  • Yasir Arafat, District 4 Appointment
  • Vacant, District 1 Appointment
  • Vacant, District 3 Appointment
  • Vacant, County Judge Appointment


  1. To raise awareness of the Dallas County Historical Commission and the services it provides.
  2. To advise the Dallas County Commissioners Court on historical matters.
  3. To serve as the local resource for State Historical Markers, providing guidance and support to applicants as State Historical Marker applications are received and reviewed. 
  4. To publish a quarterly digital newsletter, available to the public, known as The Chronicle.
  5. To encourage the acknowledgement of history that has previously been under-recognized, through the Dallas County Historical Commission's Untold Marker Program and the Texas Historical Commission's Undertold Marker Program.
  6. To join with other historical organizations in the support of the annual Dallas Legacies History Conference.