Today: Apr 10 , 2020

An Evening to Honor Mayor Harvey Skoog

13 November 2018  

Civic Circle to be renamed after Mayor Harvey Skoog.

About 500 people showed up to honor Mayor Harvey Skoog, who has served in Prescott Valley on the Council and as Mayor for a total of 26 years. 

Skoog, who did not run for re-election in 2018, was first appointed to Council in 1984. He served as Mayor from March 1993 to January 1998, at which time he took a bit of a break. But, when Prescott Valley held a recall election in 2004, he was elected as Mayor once more, and has been re-elected three more times, for a total of 14 consecutive years. 

Now that he’s retiring, members of the community gathered to thank and honor Mayor Skoog for his many contributions to Prescott Valley. 

Recognizing that the growing town has had challenges throughout the years, Skoog said that Prescott Valley approached those challenges with conservative financial practices, innovation and input from those who live in the community. 

The town grew to a population of nearly 46,000 under Mayor Skoog’s leadership. But that wasn’t all that was growing! Skoog and Edna, his wife of nearly 60 years, have nine children, 61 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren! Skoog’s youngest daughter, Nancy Johnson, who introduced the family clan to the audience, said, "One thing that Dad taught us when we were growing up is that it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice."

Anyone who knows Mayor Harvey Skoog knows that he lives by those words. 

Afterwards, Mayor Skoog took a few moments to talk with Bill Monroe from KQNA Radio. 

Prescott Valley Town Manager Larry Tarkowski explained that Mayor Skoog was more than simply the Mayor, he was a statesman. 

Watch the video of the event here: