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Highlights from Jane Dembski’s Retirement Party

Joni Hoffman
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Jane Dembski

Jane Dembski. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Congratulations to Jane Dembski, who is retiring from her role as Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Bellaire after 26 incredible years! Bellaire city employees and residents celebrated her successful career with a party at Bellaire City Hall on Friday, benefiting PATRONS for Bellaire Parks, Nature Discovery Center and Evelyn’s Park Conservancy.

Jane has helped the City of Bellaire in countless ways and, on a personal note, was instrumental in getting Michael and I involved with the City of Bellaire, which ultimately led to the birth of The Bellaire Buzz 14 years ago. All of us will miss her passion and dedication to Bellaire Parks and Rec and the community at large, but now it’s time for her to “hang 10” in Galveston, where she will be enjoying her retirement. The party was themed “tropical casual” in honor of the next chapter of her life on the beach. 

Thank you, Jane, for all that you have done for us and for the City of Bellaire. If you would like to honor Jane, please consider making a donation to PATRONS for Bellaire Parks

Please share your favorite Jane moments in the comments below and, if you attended the celebration, please share your photos and videos with us too. 

  • (From left) Pat Durio, Peta Rubenstein, Jane Dembski, Patricia Ritter. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)
  • Mayor Dr. Phil Nauert and Jane Dembski.
  • Members of the Bellaire Optimist Club (from left) Dean Smith, Patti Smith, Kirk Campon, Megan Hollis, Mike Hollis, Tom Gaden, Kathy Droomgoole, LeeAnn Droomgoole, Willie Droomgoole, and Jane Dembski. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)
  • Bellaire LIFE Board (from left) Iola Pickel, Pat Westwood, Barbara Davis, Roberta Murray. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)
  • (From left) Patricia Ritter, Debbie Lapin and Jane Dembski.
  • Jane Dembski and Laurie Leonard singing Bobby McGee.
  • Cheryl Bright watching Bill Sharber and Buncy.
  • Bellaire Parks Board (from left) Gay Mayeur, Paula Mey, Jim Broadwell, Todd Blitzer and Neil Verma.
  • Pat McLaughlan performing; wife Diane McLaughlan, laughing in back.
  • Jane Dembski and Tom Koch.

More photos

(From left) Pat Durio, Peta Rubenstein, Jane Dembski, Patricia Ritter. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

(From left) Pat Durio, Peta Rubenstein, Jane Dembski, Patricia Ritter. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Mayor Dr. Phil Nauert and Jane Dembski.

Mayor Dr. Phil Nauert and Jane Dembski. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Members of the Bellaire Optimist Club (from left) Dean Smith, Patti Smith, Kirk Campon, Megan Hollis, Mike Hollis, Tom Gaden, Kathy Droomgoole, LeeAnn Droomgoole, Willie Droomgoole, and Jane Dembski. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Members of the Bellaire Optimist Club (from left) Dean Smith, Patti Smith, Kirk Campon, Megan Hollis, Mike Hollis, Tom Gaden, Kathy Droomgoole, LeeAnn Droomgoole, Willie Droomgoole, and Jane Dembski. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Bellaire LIFE Board (from left) Iola Pickel, Pat Westwood, Barbara Davis, Roberta Murray. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Bellaire LIFE Board (from left) Iola Pickel, Pat Westwood, Barbara Davis, Roberta Murray. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

(From left) Patricia Ritter, Debbie Lapin and Jane Dembski.

(From left) Patricia Ritter, Debbie Lapin and Jane Dembski. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Jane Dembski and Laurie Leonard singing Bobby McGee.

Jane Dembski and Laurie Leonard singing Bobby McGee. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Cheryl Bright watching Bill Sharber and Buncy.

Cheryl Bright watching Bill Sharber and Buncy. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Bellaire Parks Board (from left) Gay Mayeur, Paula Mey, Jim Broadwell, Todd Blitzer and Neil Verma.

Bellaire Parks Board (from left) Gay Mayeur, Paula Mey, Jim Broadwell, Todd Blitzer and Neil Verma. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Pat McLaughlan performing; wife Diane McLaughlan, laughing in back.

Pat McLaughlan performing; wife Diane McLaughlan, laughing in back. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

Jane Dembski and Tom Koch.

Jane Dembski and Tom Koch. (Photo: Nikky Lawell Photography)

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