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Arizona's New Historic Preservation Officer Hopes to Boost Economic Development

Pierson Place historic neighborhood
(Photo by Christina Estes - KJZZ)
Pierson Place historic neighborhood in Phoenix.

Arizona will be getting a new State Historic Preservation Officer in the next couple of weeks.  That person sets policy for managing cultural resources and historic preservation in Arizona.

Kathryn Leonard has worked with the office, known as SHPO, in the past, both as an employee and in the private sector.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.