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Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Public Administration

Advisor 1

Dr. Leonard Goodall, Examination Committee Chair, Professor of Public Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas

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A comparative analysis of southern Nevada municipalities, and their active participation to implement historical preservation is the foundation of research for this paper. The city of Las Vegas and surrounding municipalities have varying preservation programs in place. The distinctions between the municipalities historic preservation programs foster little protection for the historic site itself in most cases. Historic preservationists are actively bringing to the attention of government the importance of preservation, and are seeking more and more action on the part of the government to implement historic preservation mandates and protection.

The federal government funding for historical preservation within states is not available any longer, however tax incentives and grants for historical preservation are still active today. This places the majority of financial burden onto a particular municipality, which partially explains differences among municipality's preservation activism. This study will come to some conclusions about the historic preservation activities currently taken and recommend further methods to preserve historic character.


Boulder City (Nev.); Clark County (Nev.); Government aid; Henderson (Nev.); Historic buildings conservation and preservation; Historic preservation; Las Vegas (Nev.); Local government; Nevada Office of Historic Preservation; North Las Vegas (Nev.)


Historic Preservation and Conservation | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Administration | Public Affairs | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy | Urban Studies

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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