The Lower Verde Valley Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 by the River of Time Museum Foundation for the purpose of recognizing outstanding community volunteers and leaders from Fountain Hills, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and the Verde Communities.

The Hall of Fame inductees must have resided or been active in their respective communities at least ten years prior to their nomination. However, candidates are not judged just on their past activities but on their recent activities as well. Candidates are selected from the following areas: Arts and Culture, Business and Professions, Community Service, Education, Governmental Activities and Religious and Spiritual Activities.

A selection committee is named each year by the Board of Directors of the River of Time Museum Foundation, with committee members representing each of the three communities.

River of Time Museum Foundation Board Officers

Hansen, Barbara (President), Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2007

Scharnow, Michael (Vice President), Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2009

Linzer, Jean (Secretary), Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2012

Miles, Jackie (Treasurer), Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2007

River of Time Museum Foundation Board of Directors 

Beseke, Vicki, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2014

Cruikshank, Alan, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2004

Kehe, Ed, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2014

Meehan, Joanne, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2008

Miles, Jerry (Past President), Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2005

Morgan, Sharon, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2006

O’Reilly, Dr. Peter, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2012

Schlum, Jay, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2015

Thomson, Robert, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2011

Wittrig, Dori, Inducted to Hall of Fame:  2016

Skehen, Debbie, Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2010

Koss, Cherie  Director of River of Time Museum – Ex-Officio