In addition to being experts in identifying historic properties, CRM firms are small, private, for-profit businesses that understand budgets, jobs, and how our economy works. This combination gives ACRA a unique perspective on historic preservation issues, especially those related to Federal and state laws, regulations, and programs.

From Capitol Hill to the White House, ACRA and its members advocate for conditions that allow the CRM industry to thrive. Learn more about the issues ACRA works on below.

Cultural Resources Management/Section 106

Ensuring projects comply with our nation's preservation laws.

Historic Preservation

Advocating for federal policies that support the work of telling our nation's story.


Educating policymakers on the importance of conserving our natural and built environments together.

Small Business

Helping CRM firms thrive in an often challenging economic environment.


Ensuring CRM firms can compete for contracts on a level playing field and provide the best value to taxpayers.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Advocating for policies that safeguard the rights of underrepresented communities.

How to get involved:

Congress and Executive agencies are making decisions every day on issues that can affect your profession, business, and community. That is why CRM professionals need to work together to build the nation’s future. ACRA has the tools to help you make your voice heard – email us now to get started.

Education opportunities in advocacy

Take one of ACRA’s webinars-on-demand to build your advocacy skills.

Advocacy Skills for All

Length: 1 hr 16 min
Cost for ACRA Members: FREE
Cost for Non-members: $25

Legislation and Policy, What CRM Can Expect in 2023

Length: 1 hr
Cost for ACRA Members and Students: FREE
Cost for Non-members: $15

Harness Power of People – Section 106

Length: 1 hr 4 min
Cost for ACRA Members: $89
Cost for Students: $19
Cost for Non-members: $129