MONT BELVIEU — The City of Mont Belvieu has named Baytown native Dustin Schubert the next Parks and Recreation director.
Brian Ligon, city spokesman said when long-term Parks and Recreation Director James “Jef” Farrell retired a few weeks ago, the city recruited Dustin Schubert to become the new director.
Schubert’s first day was Monday, as he comes from League City where he served as senior project manager since January.
“I look forward to bringing my experience to Mont Belvieu,” Schubert said. “I’m so excited for what the future holds and helping to enhance the city that I live in. I’m grateful to be able to serve my family, friends, and neighbors in this community. Mont Belvieu is a progressive city with an exciting future, and I am so happy to be on this team. I hope that the Parks and Recreation Department will be able to accomplish great things and make everyone even prouder to live in Mont Belvieu.”
During his time in League City, Schubert managed projects for the Capital Improvement Program, such as streets and park projects.
Before League City, Schubert worked for the City of Baytown for nearly 11 years. As Baytown’s first park planner he was tasked with beautifying Baytown and its parks. From there, Schubert was promoted to park superintendent and was instrumental in Baytown projects such as the Hutto loop trail, Pirates Bay Water Park, Town Square, San Jacinto Boulevard, median beautification, Baytown Bark Park, two gateway monuments, five splash decks and various other park improvements.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dustin as our new Parks and Recreation Director,” Assistant City Manager Scott Swigert said. “His education as a landscape architect, his years of parks and recreation experience, and the passion he has for his hometown make him the perfect addition to our
Schubert was born and raised in Baytown and graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in 2004. He received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University, where he met his wife Macie, who is the new executive director of the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce. They have two daughters, Tenley, 8, and Paityn, 5.
As the new Mont Belvieu parks and recreation director, Schubert will oversee the direction, operation and maintenance of city parks, which include City and Cherry parks that are located on 86 acres.
The Parks and Recreation Department is also the driving force behind community events such as July 4th, Christmas on the Hill Parade and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The department also oversees the Hilltop at Eagle Pointe — a center for active senior adults.