In 1980, Congress established a framework for local preservation programs through an amendment to the National Historic Preservation Act. This program recognizes political subdivisions of Arizona, such as cities and counties, which may apply to the SHPO to become Certified Local Governments (CLGs). Once certified, these entities are eligible for specialized assistance and funds for developing their own local preservation programs. The number of CLGs is growing and they are active participants in local and state preservation initiatives to protect and preserve Arizona's cultural heritage. For further information on the CLG program, please call Eric Vondy at (602) 542-6998.
2017 Arizona CLG list (PDF)