Brenda Sanders-Wise is a Commissioner for the Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, where she assists other members in discovering and preserving the history of Fort Worth’s architectural and cultural resources while helping to ensure the public’s understanding of historic preservation.

Brenda was born in Fort Worth and attended grades 1-10 in the FWSID (Riverside Elementary and the historic I. M. Terrell Jr.-Sr. High School).  She graduated from Haltom High School.  She attended NTSU and worked in the stock market industry (Merrill Lynch as Vice President) for 25 years.  During 2000-2003 she was a Senior Producer at Tricom Pictures in Pompano Beach, FL.  She wrote and produced educational television programs.

Brenda has a passion for the preservation of historic properties and resides on the same land that her great great-grandfather settled on in the early 1800’s, which has become the Carson Street Garden of Eden Historic and Cultural Landmark District.    She is the President of the Garden of Eden Neighborhood Association and Carson Street Historic Preservation Group, serves on the HCLC Designation Committee and is a past President and board member for the Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations. 


She is also the editor of “The Beacon,” Garden of Eden NA’s newsletter.  She is a member of the historic Valley Baptist Church where she is a deaconess, a member of the Sunday School choir, and President of the Women’s Mission.  She is married to Dennis and is the mother of 7 children and has 24 grandchildren and one great grand-daughter