Directors

Jason Burton

2020

Owner with wife, Alyssa, of Two Pines Construction. Active historic preservation contractor; community volunteer; Mt. Vernon City Council.

Karen Smith

2020

Retired business owner. Active in civic life and FCHA outreach programs. Lifelong resident, Franklin County.

Pat Hudson

2019

Graduate Texas A&M Commerce; Retired High School Counselor Mesquite I.S.D.; Native of Red River County; Supporter of furthering historic and preservation knowledge to future generations.

Elaine Thomas

Native of Salt Lake City; Graduate of University of Utah; Retired Business and Journalism Teacher, Mt. Pleasant High School. Newsletter Editor for FCHA.

Beverly McPherson

2019

Program chairman for FCHA membership meetings; outreach to community. Active in church and civic life; Franklin County resident over 30 years.

B.F. Hicks

2021

Mt. Vernon High School; A&M Commerce; SMU Law School. Attorney active in civic life in Franklin County for 40 years.

Robert Sterling Long

2019

Sixth-generation Texan; second generation board member.

Cynthia Loftis

2021

Retired Teacher, Alumnus of Mt. Vernon schools and supporter of county and town preservation and development.

Steve Hammons

2021

Graduate of Louisiana Tech University; Educator with 30 years service, commencing in Mt. Vernon in 1986; currently consultant at Region 8 ESC social studies; Mt. Vernon City Council and EDC; preservationist.

Lisa Lowry

2020

Graduate, Mt. Vernon High School and TCU. Current Senior Honors English teacher. Pianist at First United Methodist Church. Member Rotary Club, Arts Alliance, Chamber of Commerce.

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