Citizen of the Year

Robert “Bob” Bradfield has been named the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Citizen of the Year

The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce (GTACC) has recognized a citizen of the year since 1969, starting with G.W. Brautigam. The GTACC considers nominations of candidates that must live or work in the greater Tomball area, and their contribution to the community should be in civic, community, professional service, church involvement and/or service to the GTACC or other service organizations.

“We seek community leaders whose volunteer contributions have significantly benefited the greater Tomball area,” said GTACC President Bruce Hillegeist.

Bob Bradfield was selected as the GTACC 2019 the Citizen of the Year recipient by former Citizens of the Year and will be celebrated at the GTACC Annual Chairman’s Ball, which is to be held on February 7, 2020.

Mr. Bradfield is licensed professional engineer and worked for more than 35 years utilizing his natural gas engineering degree in various management roles at Houston Pipeline Company, and then worked internationally on a UK pipeline.  He was a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with the State of Texas, held a leadership role on the Slurry Transport Committee and held six offices and served as trustee for the Pipeline Association of Houston.

Mr. Bradfield moved to Tomball in 1967 and has given his time to many organizations and causes. He is a member of Tomball United Methodist Church where he held many offices such as trustee, head of the Pastor/Parish Committee, member of the Finance Committee and was the Project Manager for the construction of the Education Building. He has been a board member of Habitat for Humanity and the Tomball Museum Center. He has been involved with the expansion of the Tomball Little League fields, as well as helped build the main campus play house for the Ronald McDonald House – Houston. His other contribution include, but are definitely not limited to, spending four to five days a week for the past fifteen years working with Habitat for Humanity Northwest, maintaining historical buildings at the Tomball Museum for over ten years, making weekly donations to Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries, donating blood every six weeks, driving people to chemo appointments and completing a wide variety of chores and repairs on buildings and homes as needed.

“He is another one of Tomball’s unsung heroes. He is and has been a quiet servant in this community for 52 years, doing great deeds but receiving little or no recognition for them,” states 1993 Citizen of The Year Lori Klein Quinn.

The GTACC is proud to recognize Mr. Bradfield and have his name added to the distinguished Citizen of the Year list. 

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