Certified Local Government Program

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass roots level. The program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) in each state. Each community works through a certification process to become a CLG as well as providing a detailed annual report for those who are already active members. Once becoming a CLG, a government body can benefit from the informational and financial resources that are provided to members. In addition to the benefits, being a CLG shows a community’s commitment in preservation and readiness for projects that come their way.

Georgetown has been a CLG since June of 1986. The City has funded projects like updating the local 1984 Historic Resources Survey to ensure it has an updated inventory of historic properties. Currently, Georgetown is using a CLG grant fund to update the Downtown Design Guidelines that were first created back in 2001.

For more information on the national CLG program, please visit the National Park Service website on CLG’s.