On March 3, 2022, the Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 27th Annual Scottsdale History Hall of Fame. The 2022 event was presented by The Scottsdale Charros. The Past Presidents Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has inducted over 125 past and present Scottsdale leaders and over 20 organizations into Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame. The inductees have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of Scottsdale, dating back to its modern-day founding in 1888 by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott. Western Spirit Honorary Emeritus Trustee Paul Messinger was inducted into the Lifetime Honoree category.
Paul Messinger who established Messinger Mortuary in 1959, became a Charro, an Elk, a Lion and Chamber of Commerce board director. He served on the City Council and the State Legislature. Paul has been involved with Western Spirit since its inception.