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ARCH Announces New Executive Director

The ARCH Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jill McDevitt has been chosen as the new Executive Director of ARCH, Inc. Mrs. McDevitt has a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Ball State University and a B.A. in History from St. Joseph’s College. She has worked at ARCH for over three years as a Historic Preservation Specialist, focusing primarily on documentation and advocacy. During her time at ARCH she has written multiple National Register of Historic Places nominations, Historic Tax Credit applications and completed field survey work for the Allen County Historic Sites and Structures Survey.  Jill has also coordinated ARCH’s annual Endangered List and political candidate survey.

McDevitt will be replacing Michael Galbraith, who left ARCH in July to join the Northeast Regional Partnership as the Director of the Road to One Million. Galbraith was the Executive Director of ARCH for five years and had been the organization’s Historic Preservation Specialist for five years prior as well.

McDevitt added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed working at ARCH these past three years and am excited to expand my role in the organization. I also want to thank Michael for his leadership and dedication to ARCH and wish him all the best. ARCH has experienced wonderful growth under Michael’s direction and I’m looking forward to carrying that momentum forward. Historic Preservation can and should play a vital role in our community as it grows and evolves and I feel fortunate to be able to advocate for Historic Preservation in Fort Wayne through my work at ARCH.”