Vernia Calhoun

Vernia Calhoun, City Commissioner representing District 5Vernia Calhoun, City Commissioner for District 5

Phone: 903-934-9324
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, 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.

Community Service

  • 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
  • N.A.A.C.P. volunteer
  • Marshall Independent School District Bond Advisory Committee