What is a CLG?
A Certified Local Government (CLG) is a city or county that has been “certified” as eligible to apply for federal grants for historic preservation.
How to become a CLG
A local government must pass an approved historic preservation ordinance and appoint a historic preservation commission. Get more information
Our grants to CLGs help them document and preserve historic and archaeological sites. Get more information.
Preservation and planning
Historic preservation and planning work hand in hand. Proper planning is essential for successful preservation programs, and attention to preservation can improve a community’s plan. Get more information.
Community preservation is a broader vision that takes into account not only historic building preservation, but also history related community events, tourism, and Main Street and neighborhood revitalization. Here is a summary of various projects that highlight these ideas in Utah.
Networking with other CLGs
To find Certified Local Governments and contact info, see our CLG Contact List
If you would like to join in on conversations with other CLG representatives, receive important information about the CLG program and be a part of the larger preservation community, please join the CLG listserv. To join, contact Cory Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org
To meet face to face with historic preservation commissioners and other CLG officials from around the state, attend our CLG training, which happens every spring in partnership with the Preservation Utah (formerly Utah Heritage Foundation. These trainings have covered technical issues, funding, working with the legislature, historic landscapes, ordinances and laws, and much more.
Some Utah cities have historic preservation websites that provide very useful information about preservation issues in those communities. If your community has a preservation website and you want to add it to our list, please send the website address to email@example.com.
For more information, contact:
State Historic Preservation Office
Utah State History
300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101