The late Mr. Leo Heikkinen has been selected as recipient of the 2015 Price County Economic Development Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Heikkinen will be recognized at a special award ceremony May 20 in Phillips at the Northcentral Technical College campus, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
According to a press release by PCEDA, criteria for the award requires an individual to have made a significant impact on business or industry in the county; given sustained distinction in service, bringing honor to the county, profession, or career; helped to build, transform, and improve the county throughout his or her lifetime; and has, over a period of years, with dedication to cause(s), impacted the lives of Price County residents in a special way.
Heikkinen was born and raised in Brantwood, Wisconsin and graduated from Tripoli High School in 1935.