Boulder City & Winnemucca recognized nationally for excellence in historic and cultural preservation

The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (NSHPO) is excited to announce that Boulder City and the City of Winnemucca have received national recognition through the certified local government program for their outstanding historic and cultural preservation achievements. This national honor establishes communities as official partners in the country’s historic preservation program, which engages local, state, and federal governments to promote cultural preservation at the grassroots level. Through this designation, Boulder City and the City of Winnemucca will now have the ability to leverage exclusive grant opportunities and technical guidance to further preserve and protect their one-of-a-kind historic and cultural character.

“Boulder City and the City of Winnemucca each offer a myriad of cultural treasures that authentically represent their unique stories and heritage,” said NSHPO administrator Rebecca Palmer. “Congratulations to both cities for achieving our nation’s highest standards in historic and cultural preservation.”

“The City of Winnemucca is excited and proud to be a Certified Local Government,” said Winnemucca’s City Manager Alicia Heiser. “Winnemucca has a rich historic background centered on mining and agriculture, and we hope to encourage preservation of as much of that history as we can. Our Historic Resources Commission, led by chair Dana Toth, is becoming increasingly active and has already begun planning meaningful projects that could be supported by the Historic Preservation Grant program. With some help from the State Historic Preservation Office, we hope that Winnemucca will become a model community for local preservation efforts.”

“I believe the designation of Boulder City as a Certified Local Government demonstrates the commitment the City has made to accomplishing preservation of Historic buildings,” said Boulder City’s Mayor Kiernan McManus. “We appreciate the State’s support in protecting our heritage and history to educate future generations. These efforts contribute to the qualities residents of Boulder City enjoy.”

“The history of southern Nevada is inextricably intertwined with Boulder City,” said State Senator Joe Hardy. “I’m so pleased to see this national recognition for both cities, for the people who built them and for the people who have cherished their historical sites.”

Boulder City and the City of Winnemucca join four other Nevada communities that have been recognized for excellence in historic and cultural preservation, including Storey County, the City of Reno, the City of Las Vegas, and Carson City. To learn more about historic preservation in Nevada, please visit