Merlyn Holmes

Merlyn Holmes, Council Member, Place 1

Term: 2 Years


Merlyn Holmes has been a resident of Kilgore for the over 45 years and is the Executive Director of the Kilgore College Foundation and Community Relations


She received her Associate of Applied Arts from Kilgore College and Bachelor of Business Management degree from LeTourneau University. Merlyn has served on many non-profit boards and organizations within the City.


Listed are a few of Merlyn's past and present activities: 

  • Ambucs of East Texas (past President)
  • City of Kilgore Board of Adjustment (past)
  • Kilgore Main Street Design Committee (past)
  • Leadership Kilgore (past)
  • Lion's Club (past President)
  • Member of the Kilgore College Police Academy Advisory Board (past)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Advisory Board of Kilgore College (past)
  • Planning and Zoning Board (past)
  • Kilgore Main Street Advisory Board (past President)
  • United Fund of Kilgore (past President)
  • Tourism Advisory Council for Kilgore Chamber of Commerce (past)
  • East Texas Chili Cook-off board Member (past)
  • Texas Shakespeare Festival Guild Member
  • Member of Kilgore Chamber of Commerce
  • East Texas Council of Governments Executive Committee

Personal Life

Merlyn is married to Gene Holmes. They have two sons, Brent and Greg, and four grandchildren.

  1. Merlyn Holmes Photo head shot

    Merlyn Holmes

    Mayor Pro Tem