Vernia Calhoun was first elected as City Commissioner for District 5 in May 2014. Ms. Calhoun was born and raised in Marshall, Texas. She is a 1970 graduate of H.B. Pemberton High School and a graduate of Draughn Business College. She is a member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church.
Ms. Calhoun is presently employed with Marshall Independent School District as a substitute teacher. Previously, Commissioner Calhoun retired in 2003 after 30 years of employment with General Motors Acceptance Corporation in Dallas.
Harrison County Children’s Service Board--Chair of the Rainbow Room
Court Appointed Service Advocate (CASA)--first Harrison County appointment
New Town Neighborhood Association
New Town Community Garden
City of Marshall Planning and Zoning Commission (two year term)
Junior Achievement volunteer
Marshall Independent School District Bond Advisory Committee