UCDD’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote the cultural resources of the Upper Cumberland region. This mission is accomplished through an agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission, which receives federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. We leverage the unique character of the region to help foster economic development.

The Historic Preservation Planner, in conjunction with the Tennessee Historical Commission, offers technical assistance with the following federal and state programs:

  • Federal Historic Preservation Grants

  • National Register of Historic Places

  • Investment Tax Credit Program

  • Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

  • Certified Local Government Program

  • Historical Markers Program


Mark Dudney, Historic Preservation Planner

P: 931.476.4152  E: mdudney@ucdd.org