- Call to order and welcome: - Interim Chair - Christopher Varela
- Quorum Determination
- Introductions of meeting hosts and guests
- Secretary Reports
- Recording Secretary – Minutes of last meeting
- Financial Report of the HCHC
- Ratify Actions from December 5, 2019 meeting at which there was no quorum (see full text of motions on next page)
- Appoint committee to acquaint Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, with HCHC
- Appoint Jim Fisher as a member emeritus if he resigns as an active member
- Create a committee to publish procedures for protection of Historic Sites
- HCHC support of official memorialization of local victims of racial lynching
- Chair's Recent Actions and / or Communications
- Appointment of Corresponding Secretary
- Nominations for Friends of the HCHC Board
- Nominations for Marker Inventory Committee
- Committee Reports
- THC State Markers
- Status of marker manufacturing vendor
- Untold Story Markers
- HCHC Local Markers
- Texas Treasures Business Awards
- Marker Restoration (Physical Integrity & Repair)
- Marker Mentor
- Cemetery Designations and Markers
- Marker & Cemetery Dedications
- Old business
- New business – Formations of Executive and Advisory Committees
- Public Comments or Announcements
Actions Taken at December 5, 2019 HCHC meeting at which there was no quorum
ACTION: Will Howard made a motion that we appoint a committee comprised of Chris Varela, Charles Duke, Jim Bailey, and Nancy Burch to acquaint Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, with our activities and lobby for disbursement of funds. Seconded by Bernice. Motion passed.
ACTION: Will Howard made a motion that should Jim Fisher resign from HCHC that he be given emeritus standing. Barbara Eaves seconded. A vote was taken with all in favor.
ACTION: Will Howard made a motion that a Committee of Protection be created to discuss and publish procedures for protection of Historic Buildings and Sites. Barbara Eaves seconded. Motion Carried.
ACTION: Will Howard made a motion that Harris County Historical Commission support the official memorialization of the victims of racial lynching here in Harris County in the spirit of historical clarity, social awareness, and community healing. Barbara Eaves seconded. Motion was approved with twelve voting in favor and three abstentions. Will also suggested that Debra Blacklock-Sloan and James Ford form a committee to produce the final version and deliver it. Bernice Mistrot made the suggestion that this motion be considered with the caveat that correct research and data be used.