In the fall of 1989, Lois Sickler and the Adams County Historical Society applied for Certified Local Government (CLG) status from the National Park Service. On 08 December 1989 the certification was granted as the Adams County Historic Preservation Commission.
Preservation through Partnership is the goal of the Certified Local Government program. Local, State and Federal governments work together to help communities in all 50 states save the irreplaceable historic character of places. The program is administrated on the federal level through the National Park Service, on the state level through the State Historical Society of Iowa and on the local level through the county board of supervisors or through city councils. Through the certification process, communities make a local commitment to historic preservation and demonstrate a commitment to saving what is important from the past for future generations. As a certified county it becomes easy to demonstrate a readiness to take on successful preservation projects, helping the Adams community to be prepared to compete for new opportunities.
The mission of the Adams County Historic Preservation Commission is to exercise wise stewardship of the unique historic legacy of Adams County. The commission will
- Identify, research, survey, evaluate and preserve significant structures and archeological sites.
- Nominate those that are deemed worthy of inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
- Provide educational opportunities to enhance the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the county’s historical legacy.
|Saundra Clem Leininger, Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nancy Carmichael, Vice Chairemail@example.com|
|Jon Brokaw, Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dick Blazek, Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Marti Gebbie, Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joan Haley, Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Jim Reynolds, Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linda Sargent, Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Beth Waddle, Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday each month, 10:00 am in the Lauvstad Center Conference Room.
ACEDC, Main Street Corning, www.adamscountyiowa.com
State Historical Society of Iowa, www.iowaculture,gov/history