Outstanding Citizen for 2018 Named


The Bristol County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Karl Hetzler, President and co-founder of H&S Tool and Engineering, as this year’s Outstanding Citizen Award winner.


The Outstanding Citizen Award is presented by the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce to an exceptional individual within the community in memory of Roger Valcourt.


The Outstanding Citizen Award has long been designated as the most prestigious award within the business community. It is bestowed annually upon a citizen who has a long record of volunteerism and leadership that has produced a measurable and lasting contribution to the region. The standard is high because of an outstanding individual named Roger Valcourt.


The Outstanding Citizen Award was named in memory of Roger Valcourt. Mr. Valcourt passed away very suddenly in 1979. He was a person who bestowed great character and commitment to community along with a reputation for excellence. The Chamber has since paid tribute to the life and achievements of Roger Valcourt through the annual presentment of the Outstanding Citizen Award. 


“We are pleased to honor Karl Hetzler with this award, stated Mike O’Sullivan, President and CEO of the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce. His leadership and volunteerism have had such an incredible impact throughout the region. The effects of Karl’s actions and support will be felt for years to come.”


Organizations and people throughout the region can help in honoring Mr. Hetzler and all that he has accomplished by attending the 52nd Roger Valcourt Memorial Dinner on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, Massachusetts. The Valcourt Memorial Banquet includes a celebratory dinner and the presentation of the Outstanding Citizen Award to Mr. Hetzler. 


For more information, please contact the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce at (508) 676.8226, or email