Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
Alan Higgins is the Certified Local Government Coordinator for the Michigan SHPO, and has more than 15 years’ experience in preservation in the public and private sectors. In his role as CLG Coordinator, he works with communities throughout the state to grow and enhance their preservation programs, providing technical assistance and community education on a wide variety of topics. Prior to joining SHPO in 2019, Alan directed the nationwide preservation program for a private consulting firm, where he worked daily with local communities and state and federal agencies on everything from environmental compliance to preservation planning to heritage tourism. He holds a B.S. in Historic Preservation from Southeast Missouri State University and a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Ball State University.