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Scottsdale History Hall of Fame

Each year, the Scottsdale Chamber honors individuals, companies, and non-profits with induction into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame. Over the past 28 years, 143 Scottsdale leaders and 29 organizations that have contributed to the legacy of Scottsdale have been inducted.

Preserve The Future By Honoring The Past!

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

6:00-6:45pm Cocktail Reception

7:00-9:00pm Program & Dinner

The Scottsdale Resort & Spa

7700 E McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258


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2024 Inductees

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Jim Ford

Deputy Fire Chief Jim Ford retired from the Scottsdale Fire Department in 2021, after 47 years on the job. He began his career in firefighting when he was just 19 years old and started full-time with the rural/metro fire department in 1975. He joined the Scottsdale Fire Department in 2005 as Deputy Chief Fire Marshal. Ford wrote an in-depth research study on the positive effects that the city's comprehensive automatic sprinkler ordinance and has spoken to fire, industry and political leaders in Canada, Wales, Scotland, England, the Netherlands, Sweden, Aruba, Prague, Singapore, and throughout the United States about the success of the program.


Jim Lane

Jim Lane served on the Scottsdale City Council for 4 years and as Mayor of Scottsdale from 2009 to 2021 and has been a committed community servant in Scottsdale for decades.  Mayor Lane was instrumental in supporting the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and McDowell Corridor. He was involved with the ASU Foundation and the creation of ASU SkySong and was responsible for launching the Scottsdale Cure Corridor Initiative. Mayor Lane chaired the YMCA Kid’s Campaign and currently serves on the Scottsdale Leadership Advisory Board and the Scottsdale Charros Foundation Board. He received the AZBio Public Service Award from the Arizona Bioindustry Association.


Linda Milhaven

Linda Milhaven was a three-term Scottsdale City Council member and served in numerous volunteer capacities including Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Scottsdale Cultural Council, Chair of the Board of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Board of the Better Business Bureau. She was a member of Class VIII of Scottsdale Leadership and in 2009 earned their Frank B. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award. As part of her 30-year banking career, she was a community bank president in Scottsdale from 1993 to 2005. She graduated from Paradise Valley High School and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.


Raoul Zubia

Raoul Zubia is a lifelong resident of Scottsdale and a graduate of Coronado High School.  He retired from a career in banking and is a community activist and volunteer serving as Chairman of the Scottsdale Human Services Commission, Board Member at Scottsdale Leadership, a Member of The Charro Foundation and the Parada Del Sol Committee. He is currently a Member of the Protect and Preserve Scottsdale Task Force and serves as president of Partners for Paiute providing funding and resources for members of the community with immediate needs. In 2021, he received Scottsdale Leadership’s Hodges Award and is a champion of Scottsdale First Responder’s community.


Community Celebrating Diversity Foundation (CCD)

Scottsdale’s CCD sponsors events and programs to educate, promote and celebrate diversity.  This nonprofit organization puts on the largest and most celebrated Martin Luther King. Jr. event in the Valley. Their mission is to enhance the perception and understanding of diversity, provide opportunities for citizens to recognize our similarities and to acknowledge our differences, and seek respect for the values of others and the oneness of humanity. Scottsdale was the first city outside of Phoenix to host its own annual MLK celebration. CCD was the 2018 Scottsdale Chamber Sterling Award Nonprofit Honoree.



Founded in Scottsdale in 1982 as Scottsdale Insurance Company by then President Rollie Weigers, Scottsdale Insurance Company (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company) has become a major employer with over 1,600 associates, and a community-focused business providing executives to lead major non-profits in Scottsdale from the Chamber, to Scottsdale Cultural Council/Scottsdale Arts, to Scottsdale Leadership and more. Nationwide supports philanthropy through generous local contributions in sponsorships and corporate contributions in addition to their Nationwide Foundation associate giving match program.

CLICK HERE to see all past inductees to the Scotsdale History Hall of Fame

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Event Contact:

Stephanie Miller | | 480-355-2704