Since 1998, the Washington Economic Development Group has awarded the Harvery Holden Outstanding Service Award.

The award is named for Harvey Holden. Mr. Holden retired in 1998 from the City of Washington after several terms as Mayor, and several prior terms on the Washington City Council. He was a farmer and businessman. He served on the board of directors of several businesses and non-profit organizations. He was a great volunteer for the Washington Economic Development Group. In his 90s, Mr. Holden continues to be active in Rotary and the United Presbyterian Church.

Harvey Holden Outstanding Service Award

2016

2015

  • Bazooka Farmstar for its history and growth in the community, and leadership as a positive workplace.

2014

2013

2012

2011

  • Hog Slat - for opening a new manufacturing facility in Washington

2009

2008 

2007

2006

2003

  • Washington Airport Commission - for innovation in developing new hangar and fueling facilities 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award to William Sitler (in memorium) - for starting two successful companies, Sitler Supplies and Sitler Electric; for starting the Washington Betterment Foundation; and for his commitment to other community causes and initiatives.

2002

2001

  • John Prochaska (in memorium) - for community leadership and business entrepreneurship

2000

  • Joe McConnell - for community leadership and dedication to WEDG

1999

  • Keith Lazar - for community leadership and dedication to WEDG

1998

  • Harvey Holden - for community leadership and public service as Mayor of Washington and the Washington City Council