The City of Killeen was accepted into the Certified Local Government (CLG) program by the United State Department of Interior in 2010. Killeen joined the ranks of only sixty-six (66) cities and counties in the state to earn the designation.
The CLG program is a local, state and federal government partnership for historic preservation. It is designed to help cities and counties protect a wide range of historic properties, from ornate churches to working-class neighborhoods, through high standards of preservation.
The program offers preservation grant assistance allowing city and county governments to develop and sustain an effective local preservation program critical to preserving local historic resources. Other benefits of the program include professional recognition, technical assistance and an information network.
Since its designation in the program, the City of Killeen has been awarded three CLG grants that further the City’s preservation program through nominating the downtown district to the National Register of Historic Places, developing outreach videos on the history of Killeen, and conducting a city-wide historic resources windshield survey.
For more information on the national CLG program, please visit the National Park Service website on CLG’s.