Denise Bazant started with the City of HB in the Building Division as a Permit Aide in 1981. She spent four years in Building where she issued building, electrical, plumbing and swimming pool permits and calculated plan check fees.
In 1985 Denise moved to Public Works where she worked as a Permit Aide, Office Specialist 2 and an Administrative Secretary. While in Public Works she performed various duties in those positions including Issuance of encroachment Permits, monitored compliance with Davis Bacon Act, issued residential parking permits, prepared Requests of Council Action (RCA’s) and established numerous procedures for the administrative staff.
During one of the downturns in the economy in 1994 Denise moved to the Economic Development Department as an Office Specialist where she gained her first experience working on Community Development Block Grants along with several of the City’s Housing programs.
In 1996, Denise was again promoted back to an Administrative Secretary in the Community Services Department where she provided support for the Superintendent of Recreation and Human Services. While in Community Services she had an opportunity to work with the Children’s needs taskforce, Fourth of July Board and prepare bulletins for the SANDS.
In 2002, she was promoted again to Administrative Assistant in the City Manager’s office. During her time in the City Manager’s Office, she was responsible for reviewing and editing all of the RCA’s from the various departments, she provided support for the Deputy City Manager’s and tracked all of the Citizen Inquiries.
In 2007 Denise was promoted back to the Economic Development Department as an Administrative Aide. That is where she is today and being recognized for her outstanding work. She currently administers the Inclusionary Housing program, CDBG Rehab Home Loan Program, Oceanview Estates, staffs the CPAB Board, and reviews all RCA’s for the department.
In 2010, Denise completed a BS Degree from University of Phoenix in Business Administration while at the same time raising three school aged children
Denise Bazant is a third generation HB resident and has never considered living anywhere else. Denise graduated from HBHS just as her grandmother, mom, and daughter have all done making that a clear family tradition. Working for the City she cares so much about is really all she has wanted to do. Her most memorable times working in HB have been providing good customer service to the residents and working with so many great people on staff.
She was presented with the Mayor’s Award at the January 22nd City Council Meeting. She is joined in the photo with Mayor Connie Boardman, Assistant City Manager Bob Hall, city staff members, her parents Richard and Dianne Wyllie and her children, Justin, Dru and Danielle.