The City of Wentzville has been approved as a Certified Local Government (CGL) by the National Park Service.
The CGL program was established as part of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966. The National Historic Preservation program has operated in Missouri as a partnership between the federal government and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The role of an entity with a CGL designation is to enforce historic preservation laws, and to review and approve nominations of properties to the National Register of Historic Places. CGL designees are also eligible to apply to the State Historic Preservation Officer for matching funds earmarked specifically for CGLs.
In order to become certified, the City of Wentzville enacted a historic preservation ordinance and established a qualified preservation commission. In Wentzville, this preservation commission is designated as the Downtown Committee.
The City of Wentzville looks forward to working closely with the state to promote historic preservation efforts in our community.