Longtime civic leader G. Ben Huber’s three decades of visionary stewardship of North- Bay Healthcare and other civic organizations came to a close in mid-February when he resigned his post on the Board of Directors. Relocating with his wife, Margaret, to Idaho to be closer to family in full-time retirement, Huber was feted at a host of civic celebrations.
In December, he was honored with NorthBay Healthcare Foundation’s “Spirit of Philanthropy” award. It came during a special event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the NorthBay Cancer Center, which opened in 1987. That was the same year that Huber joined NorthBay Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Tuesday, Feb. 6 was declared Ben Huber Day in Fairfield by Mayor Harry Price, while the Solano County Board of Supervisors that same day issued a proclamation citing him for his longtime public contributions. And on Feb. 12, the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce hosted a farewell reception, marking his longtime connection to the business association.
Huber first arrived in Solano County in 1965 when he and a colleague established Explosive Technology, a successful and respected firm manufacturing pyrotechnic devices for the military and aerospace industry. That same year he joined the Chamber of Commerce and served on its board of directors for many years.
Huber also served the Fairfield community as a member of the City Council for many years. In 2016 the Chamber of Commerce named him Citizen of the Year.
In 1987 he joined the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors.