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October 2, 2017
by Cory Kegerise
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Certified Local Government Reboot – Public Comments Welcome

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program has been part of the national preservation toolbox since the early 1980s.  Like other programs established by the National Historic Preservation Act, the CLG program is administered by each State Historic Preservation Office based … Continue reading

August 23, 2017
by Bill Callahan
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CLG Spotlight: Pittsburgh

From Philadelphia (Pop. 1.5 million) to Mercersburg, Franklin County (Pop. 1500) and located in over a third of Pennsylvania counties, the Certified Local Government (CLG) program provides exclusive funding and technical assistance for local governments. This week’s post introduces us to … Continue reading

August 31, 2016
by Shelby Weaver Splain
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August’s SHPO Shout-Out!

It’s that time again! As some of you may know, the National Park Service highlighted Pennsylvania in their #50for50 social media campaign earlier this month.  This initiative is part of their broader effort to celebrate and recognize the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

June 8, 2016
by Bill Callahan
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A Tale of Three Cities: Moon Township

45 communities in Pennsylvania have a formal working relationship with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PASHPO) on a variety of preservation-related programs and projects. Known as Certified Local Governments (CLGs) these communities represent a broad geographic, demographic and economic … Continue reading

December 23, 2015
by Bill Callahan
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Spotlight Series: Preservation At Work in Bradford

45 communities in Pennsylvania have a formal working relationship with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) on a variety of preservation-related programs and projects. Known as Certified Local Governments (CLGs), these communities represent a broad geographic, demographic and economic … Continue reading

September 16, 2015
by Andrea L. MacDonald
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CLG Soul Searching

The 1980 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act  established the Certified Local Government (CLG) program to give local governments a formal voice in the national historic preservation conversation. Let’s call out the super-powers of metaphor to explain this relationship.  I often … Continue reading

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June 5, 2014
by Tom Held
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Community Preservation Workshop in Erie – June 20

Event will feature experts from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Preservation Pennsylvania Preservation Erie and the Erie County Historical Society are collaborating to present an Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority Mission Main Street workshop. The event will take place June 20, 2014, from 9a.m. to 3p.m. at the … Continue reading

The Never-ending ERIEsistable Journey

April 30, 2014 by Andrea L. MacDonald | 0 comments

My motoring memoirs of the ERIEsistable journey I personally never wanted to end (my travel companion may have felt otherwise), returned us to where we pulled over two weeks ago… lunch!

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October 2, 2013
by Cory Kegerise
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Spotlight Series: National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

A major resource for these communities is the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, the only national –level organization dedicated to serving the needs of local government preservation boards and commissions through education, advocacy, and training. Continue reading

March 6, 2013
by Bill Callahan
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You Speak and We Listen: Design Assistance for Pennsylvania’s Communities

In response to what we heard from our CLG partners and other constituents, BHP staff decided to see what a community design assistance program might look like. The Bureau set up a pilot project with Gettysburg and Hollidaysburg, both CLGs. With assistance provided by the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh and funded by a small Keystone grant, these projects solicited public input to identify community design needs. The program helped the communities find a qualified design professional to assist in creating preservation-friendly design solutions to problems identified through the public participation process. Continue reading