Merlyn Holmes

City Council
Title: Council Member, Place 1
Merlyn Holmes 2021


Merlyn Holmes has been a resident of Kilgore for the past 40 years and is the Director of the East Texas Oil Museum. 


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
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Kilgore Main Street Design Committee
  • Leadership Kilgore
  • Member of the Kilgore College Police Academy Advisory Board
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Advisory Board of Kilgore College
  • Planning and Zoning Board
  • President of the Kilgore Main Street Advisory Board
  • President of United Fund of Kilgore
  • Tourism Advisory Council for Kilgore Chamber of Commerce

Personal Life

She has been married to Gene Holmes for 37 years, and they have two married sons, Brent and Greg.


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