Vernia Calhoun

Council Member Calhoun 1

Vernia Calhoun, District 5

Term: 2020 to 2022
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Vernia Calhoun was first elected as City Commissioner for District 5 in May 2014. Ms. Calhoun was born and raised in Marshall. She is a 1970 graduate of H.B. Pemberton High School and Draughn Business College. She is a member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church.


Council Member Calhoun retired in 2003 after 30 years of employment with General Motors Acceptance Corporation in Dallas and is presently employed with Marshall Independent School District as a substitute teacher.  

Community Service

  • Harrison County Children’s Service Board--Chair of the Rainbow Room
  • Court Appointed Service Advocate--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
  • N.A.A.C.P. volunteer
  • Marshall Independent School District Bond Advisory Committee