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 Certified Local Government 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.