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Even though St. Augustine seems the obvious location for a meeting of the state’s most prestigious historic preservation organization, nonetheless, hosting the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is a very special event and not one being taken for granted.
For the second time in just six years, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its annual meeting in St. Augustine and its program is packed with seminars and workshops on just about every topic of interest to any one active in historic preservations. And with so much expertise present in the city, many local architects, builders, planners and lay people will want to take advantage of the programs offered.
Additionally, this year's conference offers a new opportunity for the gathering of preservation experts. In the days preceding the Trust's conference, on May 14 -15, the City of St. Augustine is offering a Certified Local Government training workshop made possible by a grant to the City of St. Augustine from the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation.
Being designated a Certified Local Government, or CLG, offers local governments an advantage with issues related to historic and archeological recourses. To become a CLG, a local government must demonstrate a level of training and knowledge in those areas and thus are allowed to make more decisions at the local level. This workshop will help many local governments attain the certification by having members of their staff, elected officials and members of preservation boards attend the workshop.
The city received the designation in 1986, the initial year of the program in Florida, because of its own strong historic and archaeological preservation ordinances. Over the years, the city has been the beneficiary of numerous grants available to it because of it being a CLG. For a roster of all of Florida's Certified Local Governments, click here.
The CLG workshops have been held in other locations across the state, but offering one in St. Augustine and in conjunction with the meeting of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is a rare opportunity and one that is attracting attendees from across the state.
The training workshop will cover a variety of topics that include basic operations of a CLG as well as regional issues and challenges facing historic preservation commissions all led by experts in the field:
When St. Augustine last hosted the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation conference in 2006 it drew over 500 attendees, a record for the organization, one that may be surpassed this year. Topics range from historic building technologies and management plans, archaeological preservation and interpretation, and cemetery and landscape preservation using the culturally diverse resources of St. Augustine and St. Johns County for tours, venues, and interactive opportunities. For a complete conference brochure, click here.
Both the CLG training workshop and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference are certain to draw the most knowledgeable preservation professionals from across the state and region as well as several national figures in the field from both the public and private sectors. And certainly, there is no more appropriate setting for historic preservation professionals to meet than in St. Augustine.
For more information about the CLG workshop, contact Jenny Wolfe, Historic Preservation and Special Projects Planner, at 904.825.1065.