He was presented with this honor at the Chamber’s 2011 Annual Meeting Installation & Awards Ceremony held recently at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel.
As a retired firefighter from the Pattonville Fire District and City of Hazelwood resident, Aubuchon currently serves on the Hazelwood City Council as the councilman for Ward 2. He was first elected to the City Council on April 1, 1997, and has done an exemplary job serving his constituents for the past 13 years. Aubuchon is up for re-election on April 5, 2011.
In addition to serving on the Northwest Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the past two years, Aubuchon is an active participant in all Chamber events. He is involved in the following Chamber committees: Ambassador & Membership; Casino Night; Government & Community Concerns; Chamber Golf Classic; Chili-Dog Golf Tournament; and co-chair of the Mingle at the Mills which is a fund-raiser for the Chamber’s Scholarship Fund for six area high schools. Aubuchon is also credited for starting The Biggest Loser program and the King of Wings competition for the Mingle at the Mills event at St. Louis Mills. Plus, he has recruited many new members for the Chamber and brought in additional Scholarship Fund dollars as well.
“Bob Aubuchon has been a huge asset and a great supporter of our Northwest Chamber,” said Larry Perney, president and CEO, Northwest Chamber of Commerce. “He lives up to the example set by the late Bette O’Keefe, a long-time Board member and enthusiastic volunteer who spent much of her time helping to make our organization better. His leadership qualities have made a major contribution to our Chamber’s success.”