Presented by Local Government Academy in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, State Historic Preservation Office, our online course Creating Effective Local Preservation Programs explains the value of historic preservation to successful community and economic development.
Often misunderstood, historic preservation is a way to achieve economic vitality, marketing, and community development by using existing resources. Bill Callahan, Western PA Community Preservation Coordinator, covers new standards for the Certified Local Government (CLG) program, which establishes best practice standards and guidance for municipal historic preservation programs. CLG-designated municipalities receive technical and financial support for preservation-related projects.
Bill has over 25 years of experience working with federal and state historic preservation programs in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Nebraska. He represents the State Historic Preservation Office in Pennsylvania’s western 26 counties and is a valuable resource for municipalities seeking technical preservation assistance.
Creating Effective Local Preservation Programs is available without charge, along with additional online courses on related topics.