Webinar Series: Building a Strong Preservation Program

This series is designed to help Historic Preservation Officers, Main Street Managers, Landmark Commissioners, and others learn about historic preservation best practices at the local level.

The trainings are intended to be watched in order. To view the videos and their corresponding handouts, click the buttons below.

Design Standards and Guidelines

Certificates of Appropriateness are based off of the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. The standards are listed on the National Park Service's website. The guidelines help communities interpret the standards. 

Historic Resource Criteria and Survey

The criteria used to locally designate historic resources are typically based on the criteria used for the National Register of Historic Places. CLG communities are also expected to keep an inventory of historic properties designated at the federal, state, and local level. 

Preservation Law

Technical Assistance

Education and Outreach

Many local historic preservation boards and commissions are charged with educating their communities about the benefits of historic preservation. Education and outreach leads to a better understanding and appreciation of preservation. 

National & State Organizations

In addition to these resources, staff of CLG communities have access to the CLG listserv. The listserv is managed by the Texas Historical Commission, and allows historic preservation officers and CLG representatives to ask questions, discuss common issues, and share information. Please email the state coordinator, Kelly Little, or call 512.463.7812 if you are a historic preservation officer or work in administering your CLG's preservation program and would like to be added to the listserv.

Certified Local Government Contact

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Certified Local Government Program, please contact the program administrator using the information listed here.

  • Phone:
    +1 512-463-7812
  • Email:
  • Address:

    P.O. Box 12276
    Austin, TX 78711
    United States