6 New Honorees Inducted into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame


The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomed six distinguished individuals and organizations into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame during a ceremony held on Tuesday, May 7, at The Scottsdale Resort and Spa, presented by the Scottsdale Charros.

With a rich tradition spanning 29 years, the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame continues to recognize the exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations that have shaped Scottsdale’s heritage and development. This year’s induction celebrated six outstanding honorees whose unwavering dedication has significantly influenced our community.

Mark Stanton, President & CEO of the Chamber, expressed his gratitude, stating, “It’s a privilege to honor those who have played pivotal roles in making Scottsdale the vibrant city it is today. The legacy of these remarkable individuals and organizations is truly inspiring.”

The 2024 Honorees include:

Jim Ford – Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ford’s illustrious 47-year career with the Scottsdale Fire Department showcases his unwavering commitment to fire safety. His groundbreaking research on automatic sprinkler ordinances has earned international recognition, making a profound impact on fire safety standards worldwide.

Jim Lane – Former Mayor Jim Lane’s visionary leadership has left an indelible mark on Scottsdale’s landscape. His instrumental contributions to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, ASU SkySong, and the Scottsdale Cure Corridor Initiative have helped shape the city’s future for generations to come.

Linda Milhaven – Linda Milhaven’s distinguished career in public service and banking exemplifies her dedication to Scottsdale’s prosperity. As a three-term City Council member and community leader, she has championed initiatives to enhance cultural enrichment and economic growth.

Raoul Zubia – Raoul Zubia’s tireless advocacy for Scottsdale’s welfare has earned him widespread admiration. From his philanthropic endeavors to his civic engagements, Raoul’s unwavering commitment to community service continues to uplift and inspire others.

Community Celebrating Diversity (CCD) – CCD’s impactful efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity have enriched Scottsdale’s cultural fabric. Their flagship Martin Luther King Jr. event serves as a powerful testament to their mission of fostering unity and understanding within the community.

Nationwide (Formerly Scottsdale Insurance Company) – Nationwide’s longstanding commitment to Scottsdale’s well-being has been instrumental in shaping the city’s growth and development. Their philanthropic endeavors and community-focused initiatives have left an enduring legacy of corporate responsibility.

Also recognized as future history makers were the Scottsdale Rising Young Professionals (SRYP), whose dedication to community service and mentorship embodies the spirit of Scottsdale’s next generation of leaders.

The highlight of the celebration was a captivating video presentation highlighting each inductee’s remarkable contributions, produced by Sunhaus Media (view the finalists videos here: https://bit.ly/4akEop4). The History Hall of Fame is presented by the Scottsdale Charros, with legacy sponsors Nationwide and Plexus, award sponsor NewGen Business Solutions, event production sponsor Merestone, and supporting sponsor Cactus Flower Florists. Special thanks to Historian Joan Fudala, Susan Anderson of Peter Jordan Photography, and the Scottsdale Fire Department Pipes and Drums and Color Guard.

In the fall of 2024, the Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will announce 6 new inductees into the Scottsdale History Hall of fame as well as the date and place of the 2025 celebration.

See a comprehensive list of all previous Hall of Fame inductees here.

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