The Nashua Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America has selected Martin F. Connors, Jr. to receive its Distinguished Citizen Award for 2016.


Martin Connors joined Rollstone Bank & Trust as President and Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently promoted to President & CEO in 2005.  Rollstone Bank & Trust is an independent mutual savings institution with eight locations.  It is a full service bank serving consumer, commercial and trust customers throughout Central Massachusetts.

Mr. Connors received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Bentley University and a Graduate School of Banking certificate with honors from the University of Wisconsin (BAI).

Mr. Connors is a certified public accountant.  He is Chairman of the Board of Fitchburg State University, Director & Audit Committee Chair of SBLI of Mass., Past Campaign Chairman of United Way of North Central Massachusetts, Past Trustee & Audit Committee Chair of HealthAlliance Hospital and also Past Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce.  He is Founder and Treasurer of the Bernardian Charitable Foundation and a member of various committees at both the Massachusetts Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association.

Mr. Connors is a Past Recipient of the Mount Wachusett Citizen of the Year Award and a Recipient of the St. Paul Consortium Elizabeth Ann Seton Award.

Mr. Connors and his wife Kathleen have a son and daughter, ages 24 and 18.  Mr. Connors has dual citizenship – the United States and Ireland.

The Distinguished Citizen is chosen for his/her long standing commitment to our communities.  Their efforts have helped improve the quality of life for thousands of people who are less fortunate.  Their tireless leadership, energy and vitality have been a true inspiration to all who service within numerous charitable organizations.  The values learned through the Boy Scouts are much the same as the values held by our Distinguished Citizen.

A celebratory reception will be held in his honor on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Leominster.  Proceeds from this event will benefit thousands of Boy Scouts in 33 communities throughout the region.

For ticket information please contact Nashua Valley Council Boy Scouts (978)534-3532.