Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Historical Commission, Texas*

15 Members - Term: 6 Years

General Information

Agency #: 808 1511 Colorado St.P.O. Box 12276Austin 78711-2276


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair John L. Nau III Houston, 02-01-2027
Vice Chair Catherine McKnight Dallas, 02-01-2029
Secretary Garrett Donnelly Midland, 02-01-2029
Board Member(s) Donna Bahorich Houston, 02-01-2025
Jim Bruseth, Ph.D. Austin, 02-01-2025
Monica Zarate Burdette Rockport, 02-01-2027
John Crain Dallas, 02-01-2025
Fritz Duda Dallas, 02-01-2029
Renee Dutia Dallas, 02-01-2025
Lilia Garcia Raymondville, 02-01-2027
David Gravelle Dallas, 02-01-2027
Ted Houghton El Paso, 02-01-2029
Laurie Limbacher Austin, 02-01-2029
Tom Perini Buffalo Gap, 02-01-2027
Gilbert E. "Pete" Peterson III Alpine, 02-01-2025


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Mark Wolfe (512) 463-6383
Deputy Executive Director Of Administration Amy Rubin (512) 463-5767
Government Relations Vaughn Aldredge (512) 463-5754
Director of Historic Sites Joseph Bell (512) 463-8801
Division of Archeology Director Brad Jones (512) 463-5865
Division of Architecture Director Elizabeth Brummett (512) 463-6094
Division of Community Heritage Director Brad Patterson (512) 463-6006
Division of History Programs Director Charles Sadnick (512) 463-5853
Division of Communications Director Chris Florance (512) 463-6255
Fiscal Officer Daniel Estrada (512) 475-0774


The commission provides leadership and coordinates services to support projects commissioned by county historical commissions, historical societies, agencies and institutions interested in the preservation of archeological and historical heritage. The commission also acts as a clearinghouse and historical information center.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2031.