Megan Duvall named Historic Preservation Officer

Duvall begins work as HPO in September

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

The City of Spokane/Spokane County has hired Megan Duvall to serve as the new Historic Preservation Officer.

Megan Duvall joins the Historic Preservation Office from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Duvall had been working as the Certified Local Government Coordinator at the department since 2000, where she also ran the Survey and Inventory program for the state.

As the CLG Coordinator, Duvall was instrumental in doubling the number of participating cities and counties from 25 to 50. She also helped move the department from paper records to a completely online system of entry and delivery of survey material.

“Spokane is known nationally for its strong preservation ethic for structures and neighborhoods,” said Scott Chesney, City of Spokane planning and development director. “We are confident of Megan’s ability to maintain and enhance our historic assets. Historic Preservation is part of Planning & Development where Megan will play a key role in adaptive reuse of our older structures for new, vibrant uses.”

Duvall grew up in Spokane, where she attended All Saints Primary and Middle Schools and graduated from Joel E. Ferris High School. Her pursuit of the arts led her through Washington State University, where she graduated with a Fine Arts degree in Painting in 1992. She later obtained an MFA in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.