Since taking office in 2002, Senator Harmon has received numerous awards and honors from organizations across Illinois, including:

Action for Children 2006 Action for Children Award

Action for Children, Ounce of Prevention Fund and Voices for Illinois Children 2007 Illinois Early Learning Leader Award

American Cancer Society 2007 Recognition of Leadership in passing the Smoke-Free Illinois Act

American Institute of Architects 2011 AIA Illinois Legislator of the Year Award

Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois 2010 Legislative Award; 2011-2012 Glenn Walters Legislative Memorial Award

Austin Chamber of Commerce 2007 ACC Better Business Award

AutismOne 2006 Leadership Award

Citizen Action/Illinois Excellent Rating, 2014

Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislative Conference 2005 Fellow; Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development

Changing a Generation Foundation 2005 Outstanding Community Service Award

Crain’s Chicago Business 2004 "40 under 40" List

Dog Advisory Work Group 2005 Extraordinary Community Service Award

eBay 2005 National Legislator of the Year

Eyes on Austin 2005 Community Service Award

Feeding Illinois 2011 Legislator of the Year

Habilitative Systems, Inc. 2005 Special Recognition Award

Healthcare Alternative Systems 2008 Recognition of Leadership

Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health 2009 Special Recognition Award

Illinois Association of Park Districts 2003 Outstanding Legislator of the Year

Illinois Bankers Association 2005 Outstanding Legislator; 2008 Outstanding Legislator

Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership “In appreciation for your leadership and commitment to children’s mental health”

Illinois Coalition Against Tobacco 2005 Legislative Leadership Award

Illinois Competitive Energy Association 2010 Competitive Energy Markets Champion

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence 2006 Legislative Advocacy Award

Illinois Environmental Council 2005 100% Voting Record Award; 2007 Environmental Leadership Award; 2010 Environmental Leadership Award; 2013 Environmental Leadership Award; 2014 100% Environmental Champion

Illinois Hunger Coalition 2008 Paul Simon Public Service Award

Illinois Park and Recreation Association and Illinois Association of Park Districts 2012 Community Service Award

Illinois Probation and Court Service Association 2005 Gerald F. Christian Legislative Service Award

Illinois Psychological Association 2012 Legislator of the Year

Illinois State Ambulance Association 2012 Legislator of the Year Award 2008-2009 Legislator Hero Award

Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization 2004 Best Legislative Voting Record Award; 2006 Best Legislative Voting Record Award

Innovations Conference on Asphalt and Transportation 2009 Heartland Sustainability Award

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance 2008 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award

Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association 2004 "Superstar Supporter" Award

The Nature Conservancy 2013 Recognition of Legislative Leadership

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 2010 Compassionate Legislator Award

Respiratory Health Association 2008 Lung Health Champion Award

St. Ignatius College Prep 2003 Alumni Medal recipient

South Austin Coalition 2008 Appreciation Award

Street Level Youth Media 2005 "Power-Up" Award

Thrive Counseling Center 2009 Legislator of the Year

UCAN 2009 Building Future Leaders Award

West Central Breastfeeding Task Force 2008 Special Recognition Award

Westside Ministers' Coalition 2004 Outstanding Service in Public Service Award

West Suburban Bar Association 2006 Law Day Award; 2013 Outstanding Service to the State of Illinois Award

West Suburban College of Nursing 2009 Friend of the College Award

Wonder Works Children First Award

YMCA 2011 YMCA Legislative Champion Award