By Chris Edwards
AUSTIN – Kay Timme, who serves as Vice Chair of the Tyler County Historical Commission, received some exciting news last Friday evening.
Timme has been selected to serve of the Board of Trustees for the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Timme was nominated by Brian Shivers, the son of the late Gov. Allan Shivers, who has been a long-time member of that board, as well as having served as its recent chair.
Shivers, along with other trustees, felt there should be representation from Deep East Texas on the Commission’s board, and Timme received the news after submitting her resume and going through an interview process.
“I am delighted to represent southeast Texas, particularly Tyler County, on this board. My term will run from January 1, 2023 through August 31, 2025. I feel that my greatest contribution will be in the realm of educational programming both through THC and the Friends,” Timme said.
In addition to her volunteer efforts in serving with TCHC and in working toward historic preservation of the county, Timme works as the director of the Allan Shivers Library and Museum.