Meet Bob Hebert

Changing Hartford won’t be easy, but I’m excited to bring my extensive professional and volunteer experience and unifying leadership skills to take on the challenge!

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Longtime Resident

Bob is a 40+ year resident of Ridgefield, a husband, father of three, veteran, community volunteer, business executive, entrepreneur and a proven leader.

Bob was twice elected to serve Ridgefield’s Board of Selectmen.  Previously he served as Chairman of the Ridgefield Housing Authority for 5 years.

Veteran

Bob is a proud veteran having served his country in Vietnam as a member of the  U.S. Army 1st Air Calvary.

During his 12 month deployment, Bob was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for having “distinguished himself  in support of operations against communist aggression…”

Now, Bob is ready to defend our values in Hartford.

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Community Volunteer

Bob coached youth hockey, little league baseball and girls softball teams, and currently volunteers as a facilitator at the St. Joseph Parenting Center Danbury; helping young fathers to become more effective and more present for their children.

He taught Real Estate Finance courses through the University of Michigan Adult Education Program. Bob is a former Director of Junior Achievement and has served on the Boards of several nonprofit organizations.

He is an active member of St. Mary’s Parish where he served on the Advisory Council,  co-founded the Life-Teen Youth Program and an Adult Retreat Program.

Bob was previously Chairman of the Ridgefield Republican Town Committee and Treasurer for municipal and congressional candidates.

Successful Entrepreneur
and Executive

Bob is an accomplished executive and successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in finance, banking and real estate.

He is  currently the Managing Partner/Owner of Hebert Partners. Founded in 2006 Hebert Partners is a commercial real estate investment and advisory firm which invests in commercial real estate for its own portfolio and its investment partners.

Bob is the Founder The Bank of New Canaan, a Community Bank designed to provide local residents and businesses with innovative products and exceptional personal service.

Previously, Bob held senior executive positions in banking and on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch and Kidder Peabody.

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Proven Leader

Bob has a long track record of working for the good of the community is also a strong advocate for our town’s small businesses.

During COVID Bob met with local business owners to better understand their unique struggles and challenges. Concerned about their future and that of Main Street, Bob initiated and Co-Chaired the Reopen Ridgefield Task Force designed to help our local businesses safely return to business. He worked with the Emergency Operations Center to procure and personally distribute PPPs (masks, thermometers and test kits) to local businesses.

 

In addition to the task force, Bob brought together a group of citizens and launched a nonprofit fund called the Ridgefield Restaurant Relief Fund. The goal of the fund was to help save as many jobs and businesses as possible by providing financial assistance to local family owned and operated Ridgefield restaurants that were struggling to survive and at risk of not reopening.