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List of CLGs in Virginia

Important Links for CLG Program

The following communities have strengthened and expanded their local preservation programs through participation in the Certified Local Government program. In Virginia the program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (the State Historic Preservation Office).

The communities below are active partners in the Federal Historic Preservation Program and the opportunities it provides. These include access to the expert preservation and technical advice of DHR as well as the NPS. Partnerships with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Preserve America, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Main Street Center are also networks that CLGs have an opportunity to tap. Of course, another benefit is access through DHR to Federal funds set aside annually for CLGs (see below for list of communities receiving funding in 2013).

Also, Virginia CLGs receive a free license to access V-CRIS and training in using the state-of-the-art GIS database of historic resources.

These CLGs show a community commitment to keeping what is significant from the past for future generations. As a certified town, city, or county seeking other opportunities, it becomes easy to demonstrate a readiness to take on a preservation project and be successful.

Abingdon (Town) Manassas (City)
Alexandria (City) Middleburg (Town)
Arlington County Petersburg (City)
Blacksburg (Town) Prince William County
Cape Charles (Town) Pulaski (Town)
Charlottesville (City) Richmond (City)
Clarke County Roanoke (City)
Culpeper (Town) Smithfield (Town)
Danville (City) Spotsylvania County
Fairfax (City) Stafford County
Fairfax County Staunton (City)
Fredericksburg (City) Stevens City (Town)
Hanover County Suffolk (City)
Herndon (Town) Warrenton (Town)
Leesburg (Town) Williamsburg (City)
Loudoun County Winchester (City)
Lynchburg (City)  

For Federal Fiscal Year  2013-2014, a total of $84,580 was awarded to CLGs. Here are the grant recipients and their projects:

  •  Town of Abingdon, for a preservation plan update;
  •  Arlington County, an individual property nomination;
  •  City of Danville, for a survey update and district nomination;
  •  City of Lynchburg, for a district nomination;
  •  City of Roanoke, for ARB training and Virginia Preservation Conference support;
  •  City of Roanoke, for curriculum development based on The Little House;
  •  Town of Stephens City, for historic district wayfinding signs;
  •  City of Winchester, for Civil War interpretive signage; and
  •  City of Winchester, for a district nomination update of the period of significance.
Updated: 9.13.13