State Historic Preservation Office
Guidelines for North Carolina's Certified Local Government Program*
III. Requirements for Certification
D. Staff

The CLG must designate a paid member of its staff, or a person working under contract, as the individual responsible for the operations of the local commission. The intent of this requirement is to insure that the CLG is capable of meeting its legal responsibilities related to historic preservation. The local government shall specify the amount of available time this person shall devote to historic preservation.

The designated person need not have historic preservation as his/her sole responsibility, nor must the person have special training or expertise in a preservation-related field, although such training would be desirable. The designated person may be the director or paid secretary of the commission; the planning director or member of the planning staff; the zoning administrator; the town, city, or county manager; or another staff member designated by the local government. The designated person may also be a planner or other staff member of a county, state, or regional agency which provides services to the local government under terms of a contract.

* Reproduced for the City of Washington Department of Planning and Development Website from the January 1992 revision of this document.
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