What Is a CLG and How Can It Work With Your Main Street Community?

| Sunday, May 18 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Room: LaSalle A | Session Track: PP

Never heard of a CLG? A CLG community, certified by the state and National Park Service as having a commitment to preservation of its history, is eligible for special funding provided to states each year, in addition to technical assistance. In fact, more than 400 Main Streets are CLGs! Learn how your community can become "certified" in order to receive program benefits and provide protection to the historic resources that make Main Street a special place in your community.


Megan Brown, National Park Service
Megan Brown is the Certified Local Government national coordinator in the State, Tribal, Local Plans and Grants Division of the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. Before joining the NPS eight years ago, Megan worked at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Fort Worth, Texas, and the State Historic Preservation Office in South Carolina, where she managed the state grant and federal tax incentive programs.

Jessica Flores, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
Jessica Flores’ knowledge of traditional building materials and experience as an energy efficiency analyst led her to her position at the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) as a Cultural Resource Management Specialist who specializes in the environmental sustainability of historic buildings. Jessica holds a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional accreditation from the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and has a Master of Science degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Ohio University, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in hands-on building preservation and restoration technology from Belmont College. Jessica has worked as a building pathologist and an architectural historian on a variety of cultural resource management projects throughout Michigan and the United States. In addition, Jessica also serves as the SHPO community outreach specialist, where she works with communities in order to strengthen SHPO’s impact and presence throughout the state.