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Grand Marshal 1978-2017

2017 Grand Marshal Chief Hohenberg

Chief Hohenberg is a 39 year veteran with the Kennewick Police Department. During his career he has been a patrol officer, traffic officer, Kennewick's first D.A.R.E. officer, a motorcycle officer, patrol sergeant, the department's first internal affairs lieutenant and commanded both field services (patrol) and operational services (detectives/youth services) as a captain. Chief Hohenberg was appointed as the Assistant Chief in 2001 and was appointed Chief of Police in 2003.
Chief Hohenberg is a lifelong Tri-Citian, born and raised in Richland. Chief Hohenberg completed his bachelor's degree in Law and Justice at Central Washington University and did post graduate work at the University of Virginia while attending the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Besides being a FBI National Academy graduate, Chief Hohenberg graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum's "Senior Management Institute for Police" at Boston University and the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development school.
Chief Hohenberg is a member and past President of the Columbia Center Rotary Club. Chief Hohenberg served for many years on the United Way Board for Benton and Franklin Counties, where he was the fund raising chair for two years and served as the Board Chair in 2004. Chief Hohenberg was honored by the United Way as the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year in 2003. He was also selected as the 2005 "Kennewick Man of the Year" and as the "Tri-Citian of the Year" in 2009.
Chief Hohenberg was also recognized with the "Friend of the Port Award" in 2011 by the Port of Kennewick for his support in the transformation of Clover Island and as a champion for the urban renewal of downtown Kennewick.
Chief Hohenberg is an active member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs currently serving as the immediate Past President. He was appointed by the Governor as a Board Member for the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority Board where he's currently serving as the Board Chair, and was appointed as a Commissioner with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission by Governor Gregoire in 2011.
Chief Hohenberg was recognized as the 2010 National D.E.A. / D.A.R.E. Executive of the Year for his leadership in drug education and enforcement. He was also recognized in 2012 by the Washington Crime Prevention Association as the "Chief of the Year" for his efforts in crime prevention.
In 2013 Fight Crime Invest in Kids (Washington) recognized Chief Hohenberg as the 2-13 Champion for Washington's Children.
2017 Ken Hohenberg
2016 Harvey Underwood
2015 Mike Kluse
2014 George Jones
2013 Alice Bennett
2012 Leo Bowman, Benton County Commissioner
2011 Dobie & Julie Burns
2010 Ross Family
2009 Neva Corkrum
2008 Dress Family
2007 Rich Brooks
2006 Scott Smiley
2005 Bill & Betty Kelly
2004 Bill Beck (honorary)
2003 Ed Dailey
2002 Ed Stevens
2001 Helen Lizotte
2000 Robert & Lois Andrewjeski
1999 Valoria Loveland
1998 Posse
1997 Ray Isaacson
1996 Dick Moore
1995 Jerry "Butch" Van Hollebeke
1994 Bob Woehler
1993 Bill Harrison
1992 Red Rutherford
1989 McGruff the Crime Dog
1988 Charlie Pease
1987 Mickey Mouse
1984 Ruth Simmelink & Family
1981 Ned Morrison
1978 Ronald McDonald
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