Municipalities often have their own preservation laws and ordinances. Many municipalities maintain registers of historic sites they regard as worthy of preservation; they may also designate specific sites as landmarks. These landmark programs are run by local governments. The requirements and guidelines for these local programs differ from the National Historic Landmarks Program administered by the National Park Service.
Click here for an example of a landmark designated by a municipality.
The Certified Local Government Program is a preservation partnership between local, state, and national government focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass roots level. The program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) in each state, with each local community working through a certification process to become recognized as a Certified Local Government (CLG). CLGs then become an active partner in the Federal Historic Preservation Program and the opportunities it provides.
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Village of Mariemont, OH:
Mariemont was envisioned by its sponsor as a planned community providing suburban living and residences for families of different economic means. The essential plan for its creation is due to the talents and experience of John Nolen, a pioneer of the planning profession and an idealist possessed with a keen business sense.