When Dave Dabney steps down as executive director of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, it’s the long-time relationships he’ll miss the most.
First assuming the position in 1999, the 69-year-old BUP head will retire in November, leaving behind 35 full-time employees and beginning his retirement with his wife Janet in Bethany Beach, Del.
“I’m going to miss the people,” Dabney said. “I enjoy every single day going to work. I’m a people-pleaser at heart, and it’s just been a joy and an honor to have been given this opportunity that I grew up in.”