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Secretary Detzner Announces the City of Arcadia as Florida’s Newest Certified Local Government

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the City of Arcadia has been accepted to the Certified Local Government program following certification by the National Park Service.

“I am pleased to welcome the City of Arcadia as Florida’s 75th Certified Local Government.” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “As a Certified Local Government, Arcadia will now have access to training, technical support and special matching grants to support local historic preservation efforts.”

 

View of Oak Street in the Arcadia Historic District

Ebyabe. Arcadia Historic District. Created February 7, 2011.  (Wikipedia Commons).

The City of Arcadia joins a network of nearly 2,000 Certified Local Governments in the United States. In order to become eligible for the Certified Local Government program, Arcadia passed a local historic preservation ordinance in 2016 and assembled a qualified historic preservation commission with seven members. The Arcadia Historic District, covering 58 blocks, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Arcadia is also an active Florida Main Street community.

For more information about the Certified Local Government program, please visit flheritage.com/preservation/clg.

 

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About The Certified Local Government Program
The Certified Local Government (CLG) program was established in 1980 by the National Park Service and is administered in Florida by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources. The CLG Program links three levels of government—federal, state and local—into a preservation partnership for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic and archaeological resources. Florida’s CLGs (towns, cities, and counties) receive expert technical historic preservation assistance to guide them in the preservation efforts from the National Park Service, the Division of Historical Resources, and from Florida’s other CLGs. This designation also gives CLGs access to historic preservation grant assistance available solely to CLGs. In order to become a CLG, local governments must be committed to enforcing local and state historic preservation laws, and ensure the establishment of a professionally qualified historic preservation board. Nationally, more than 1,966 local governments participate in the CLG program. In Florida, 75 local governments have been designated as CLG.

About The Florida Department of State’s Bureau of Historic Preservation

The Bureau of Historic Preservation (BHP) conducts historic preservation programs aimed at identifying, evaluating, preserving and interpreting the historic and cultural resources of the state. The Bureau manages the Florida Main Street Program, and under federal and state laws, oversees the National Register of Historic Places program for Florida, maintains an inventory of the state's historical resources in the Florida Master Site File, assists applicants in federal tax benefit and local government ad valorem tax relief programs for historic buildings, and reviews the impact that development projects may have on significant historic resources. For more information, visit flheritage.com/preservation.