Owner/Managing Partner of Hebert Partners
Bob Hebert is currently the Owner/Managing Partner of Hebert Partners, a commercial real estate investment and advisory firm which invests in commercial real estate. Bob is the founder of The Bank of New Canaan. Prior to that he was a Managing Director/Fund Manager of a private equity firm where he served as Head of the Real Estate Investment Committee. He also served as Head of National Sales for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and Kidder-Peabody.
A long time Ridgefield resident, Bob was twice elected to serve on Ridgefield’s Board of Selectmen and Fire Commission. Prior to this, he was Chairman of the Ridgefield Housing Authority for 5 years. During COVID 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 Operation Center to procure and personally distribute masks, thermometers and test kits to our local businesses. Also, during COVID, Bob recognized that many of our local businesses were at risk of failing and was concerned for their future and the future of our iconic Main Street. He brought together a group of residents and launched a private fund which raised money from generous donors to provide financial assistance to local businesses.
Bob is a proud veteran having served his country as member of the U.S. Army 1 st Air Calvary Division in Vietnam. During his 12-month deployment. he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for “having distinguished himself in support of combat operations." In addition to serving his country, Bob has a long record of service to his community coaching hockey, little league baseball and girls’ softball teams. He is a former Director of Junior Achievement and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.
Bob is an active member of St. Mary’s Parish where he served on the Parish Advisory Council, co-founded the Life-Teen Youth Program and the adult retreat program. Currently Bob volunteers as a facilitator and mentor at the St. Joseph Parenting Center in Danbury, helping young fathers to become more effective a more present for their children. He has taught Real Estate Finance courses at the University of Michigan’s Adult Education Program.
Bob attended Wayne State University and holds a private pilot’s license. Bob and his wife Jan have been residents of Ridgefield, CT since 1980 and where they raised
their three children.
What office are you running for?
What are the main issues facing the Board of Education?
Ridgefield Police Commision
Keeping Ridgefield safe is my top priority. While Ridgefield is still one of the safest communities in the United States, it has also seen an uptick in calls for domestic violence, mental health and drugs. When addressing safety, we need to focus not only on crime reduction but also on crime prevention.
Why are you the right candidate for the Board of Education this year?
Bob’s extensive business background focused on finance and development, combined with his municipal experience, means he is uniquely qualified to better understand the multifaceted needs of both our Police Officers and Firefighters, as well as the complexities and risks in building a facility of this size and scope.
- Proven Track Record
– Someone You Can Trust
- Visionary Leadership
- Open Honest Communication
- Respect for All Individuals
- Professionalism; High Standards
What do you hope to accomplish if elected?
It is critical to support law enforcement with the necessary training, tools and resources to help them do their jobs. Both the Ridgefield Police and Fire Departments are operating out of inadequate and antiquated facilities. I am committed to changing this. Ridgefield taxpayers will soon vote to approve funding for a new Public Safety facility which will provide our First Responders with the facilities they need to effectively protect our Town.