Michael Devigne is stepping down from his position as Executive Director of the Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC). He has played a critical role in the post-pandemic recovery of the Ridge Avenue commercial corridor.
Michael took the helm of the RDC in the summer of 2021, just as businesses began reopening their doors and adjusting to a post-pandemic world. He played a critical role in the recovery of the corridor and the community by bringing back outdoor street festivals and rebooting summertime events in the Roxborough Pocket Park. Michael helped lead the organization through the yearlong planning process for the renewal of the Roxborough Business Improvement District. City Council hearings are scheduled for later this spring.
“It has been a great experience serving a community that is so active, engaged, and supportive of one another,” Michael said recently. “Roxborough exemplifies how sustained community resilience is achieved through partnerships, collaboration, volunteerism, and civic pride.”
“It has been a great experience serving a community that is so active, engaged, and supportive of one another. Roxborough exemplifies how sustained community resilience is achieved through partnerships, collaboration, volunteerism, and civic pride.”
Jo Ann Desper, President of the RDC Board of Directors, said, “Michael will be greatly missed by the RDC's leadership, staff, volunteers, and the many Roxborough businesses and residents he met while carrying out our shared vision. He brought new energy to our organization and to the community and has helped us set our course for the future. We wish him all the best as he pursues the next step in an already outstanding career.”
The RDC Board of Directors has formed a Transition Committee and is actively working to guide ongoing operations and recruit a new executive director. They have commissioned Heritage Consulting Inc. to manage the search and transition to new leadership. Kay Sykora, a member of the board of directors, will serve as the interim director.