Certified Local Governments

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The Certified Local Government (CLG) program assists local governments with integrating historic preservation concerns into local planning decisions. Joining the CLG program is an important and effective way to preserve Georgia's historic places.

Any city, town, or county that has enacted a historic preservation ordinance, enforces that ordinance through a local preservation commission, and has met requirements outlined in the Procedures for Georgia's Certified Local Government Program is eligible to become a CLG.

Benefits of becoming a Certified Local Government include:

  • Eligibility for federal Historic Preservation Fund grants
  • The opportunity to review local nominations for the National Register of Historic Places prior to consideration by the Georgia National Register Review Board.
  • Opportunities for technical assistance
  • Improved communication and coordination among local, state, and federal preservation activities.

 CLG Resources

HPD now operates a community email listserv for Historic Preservation Commissions and Certified Local Governments Georgia. The list serves as an open forum for discussions related specifically to the issues facing HPCs and CLGs. While open to all, it is geared especially toward HPC/CLG commission members and staff, planners, local government employees, and volunteers.

To join the group, please send an email requesting membership to Sarah Rogers, CLG Coordinator, at sarah.rogers@dnr.ga.gov. You will receive an email asking you to accept an invitation to join.


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Who to contact:

Sarah Rogers, CLG Coordinator
sarah.rogers@dnr.ga.gov, 770-389-7869