All Boards and Commissions | Vacancies | Expiring Terms | Search Active Members | Compensation | Apply | Submit Updates

African-American Heritage Commission, Kentucky

Authority: KRS 171.800 & 171.805
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Governor appoints Chair and Vice-Chair.
Description: The Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission consists of seventeen gubernatorial appointees. The Commission preserves and protects all meaningful vestiges of Kentucky’s African-American Heritage.
Composition: 3 ex-officio members as follows: Secretary of Education, Arts & Humanities Cabinet or designee; President of Ky. State University or designee; Director of Heritage Council; 17 members appointed by Governor as follows: 4 members representing institutions of higher education; 1 from preservation community;1 from arts community; and 11 members from the public at-large.
Compensation: expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 20
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          300 Washington Street
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-7005
Fax: (502) 564-5820


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Atkins, J. H.3/24/20142/1/2018Higher Learning MemberBoyle
Bailey, Howard E.1/26/20122/1/2016Public at-large memberWarren
Baker-Wharton, Betty L.3/24/20142/1/2018Public at-large memberTrigg
Benders, David S. Ph.D.1/8/20132/1/2017Higher Education MemberShelby
Bennett, L. Rodney2/6/20152/1/2016MemberFranklin
Brown, W. Maurice1/26/20122/1/2016Public at-large memberFranklin
Coleman, Jr., Samuel R.2/6/20152/1/2019Higher Learning MemberBell
Cowherd, Jerry E.3/24/20142/1/2018Public at-large memberGreen
Fowler, Richard B. Rev.1/26/20122/1/2016Public at-large memberCampbell
Gibson, Natalie A.1/8/20132/1/2017Public at-large memberFayette
Gray, Kilen K. Rev.2/6/20152/1/2019Public at-large memberShelby
Hardin, John A. Ph.D.1/8/20132/1/2017Vice-Chair; Preservation memberWarren
Nance, Angela R.2/6/20152/1/2018Public at-large memberMarion
Smith, Gerald  Ph.D.3/24/20142/1/2018Chair; Higher Learning MemberFayette
Sundy, Carolyn M.2/6/20152/1/2019Public at-large memberHarlan
Thomas, Timonthy W.1/8/20132/1/2017Public at-large memberHopkins
Turley, Alicestyne2/6/20152/1/2019Public at-large memberMadison
Parkinson, DonEx-Officio
Potts, CraigEx-Officio
Thompson, Dr. Aaron Ex-officio

Show Former Members