The Historic Hillsborough Commission




The Historic Hillsborough Commission, a non-profit organization established by the NC General Assembly in 1963, obtained the Burwell School property in 1965, restored the existing buildings and opened them to the public as a historic site. 

The Commission members are representative of the greater community and are appointed by the NC Governor for six-year terms.  They are eligible for reappointment for two consecutive terms.  All meetings of the Commission are open to the public and are held at the Burwell School at 319 North Churton Street in Hillsborough.

The Commissioners donate an aggregate of more than 2,000 hours each year to the operation and welfare of the Burwell School Historic Site.                                              


 Click here to read the Bylaws of the Historic Hillsborough Commission



Debbie Kodros, Chair
Martha Jenkins, Vice Chair
Sara Stephens, Secretary
Jesse Torres, Treasurer


The Historic Hillsborough Commission

Bonnie Albright

 Fran McCullough

David Ballard

Vickie McDaniel

Melissa Booth

Janie Morris

Beverly Bradsher-Thompson

 Greg Orlando

Dianne Cates

Steve Peck

Bartow Culp

Evelyn Poole-Kober

Karen DeSombre

 Renee Price

Binnie Davis

Sylvia Smith

Linda Davis

Brenda Stephens

Betty Eidenier

Sara Stephens

Virginia Ferguson

Jesse Torres

Brooks Graebner

Janie Trumbull

Sylvia Hoffert

Shawn Williams

 Jane Hogan

David Wilson

Martha Jenkins

Lisa Woodward

Deborah Kodros




Meetings of the Historic Hillsborough Commission

February  1, 2018

7:00  Full Commission 

March 1, 2018

7:00   Executive Committee

April 5, 2018

7:00  Full Commission

May 3, 2018

7:00  Executive Committee

June 7, 2018

7:00   Full Commission:  Budget

September 6, 2018

7:00   Executive Committee

October 4, 2018

Full Commission




Ex-Officio Members

Tom Stevens, Mayor, Town of Hillsborough
Earl McKee, Chair, Orange County Board of Commissioners
Mark Chilton, Register of Deeds, Orange County
Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
James C. Stanford, Clerk, Orange County Superior Court
Sarah DeGennaro, Executive Director, Alliance for Historic Hillsborough



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