Mark Hackbarth Reappointed to Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission

Mark Hackbarth, RPA

Mark Hackbarth, RPA

Scottsdale City Council reappointed Mark Hackbarth to Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Commission. Mark, a 22-year Scottsdale resident, recently completed a three-year term. The seven-member commission oversees the development and management of Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Program. The City’s historic preservation ordinance is designed to increasing public awareness of Scottsdale’s heritage; identify historic and cultural resources; designate and recognize significant local resources; and assisting in protecting, preserving and enhancing the best examples of Scottsdale’s past. Mark’s main goal on the Commission is to raise awareness of the importance of historic archaeology and to identify locations within the historic town site that may have subsurface archaeological resources. He has implemented a research project using historic documents, photographs, and maps to indicate where historic archaeological sites may be encountered within early Scottsdale. The research is intended to expand the City’s current historic context of early ranching to including farms and homesteads established on lands irrigated by the Arizona Canal.