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The Bucks County Administration Building’s courtyard is filled with memorials dedicated to the fallen heroes of nearly every American war. In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we chat with Tim Wynn, the Director of Bucks County Veterans Affairs and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. We also take a little tour of the courtyard with Tim and Steve Brauns, Deputy Director of General Services and designer of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial. They talk about how some of the memorials have been there since the world had only seen one world war, and how one memorial just showed up one day ~ with no explanation.  Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTokCheck us out online: BucksCounty.gov
In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we talk about Buck County’s Foster Parent and Volunteer Program. The Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency currently has close to 200 children in its foster care system, which depends on dedicated caseworkers, as well as adults and volunteers who help to make a difference in the lives of children. Shantelle Gammon, Foster Parent and Volunteer Recruiter for Bucks County C&Y, breaks down the process of getting involved and explains just how important it is for kids to realize that they're not alone.Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTokCheck us out online: BucksCounty.gov
On this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we are talking about the importance of training and safety from both the education side and the enforcement side. Rich Vona, Director of Law Enforcement and Safety, explains his role in Bucks County and how he coordinates with the county’s park rangers, security personnel and 39 police departments. We also hear from Carly Mannon who is the Community Traffic Safety Program Manager for TMA Bucks or the Transportation Management Association. In a typical week, Carly goes from schools to businesses to police stations giving lessons on seatbelt and traffic safety, all part of their FREE programming.  Follow TMA Bucks: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTokCheck us out online: BucksCounty.gov
In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we discover our sprawling park system in two different ways. Angie Nagle, the executive director of the Bucks County Parks and Recreation Department joins us to talk about her first few months on the job, her goals for the park system and some fun facts she thinks we should know - like how Core Creek Park has a moon tree!We also step back in time with Amy Hollander, the Historic Properties Manager for Parks and Recreation. Amy’s job is to keep history alive at our historic sites. She’ll give us a brief tour of the Erwin Stover House that’s been in Upper Bucks for more than 200 years.Follow Parks and Recreation on social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Follow us too: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTokCheck us out online: BucksCounty.gov 
In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we chat with the department that handles everything from land development to household hazardous waste to rail trail connections, as well as interactive, informational maps on our website. Evan Stone, the director of the Planning Commission, tells us, “Data is our life.” The commission is currently planning for the future of the county with their Bucks2040 comprehensive plan.  Later, we head out to West Rockhill Township where their township buildings are being powered by a small field of solar panels, a first in Pennsylvania. Jim Miller, an involved community member and former supervisor, helped lead the charge on implementing the solar panels. Jim says the township hit their first yearly electric goal, with two months to spare. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTokCheck us out online: BucksCounty.gov 
In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we’re talking about a recently passed county-wide ordinance that aims to crack down on human trafficking by regulating the operation of massage parlors. Chelsey Jackman, assistant county solicitor, joins us to break down how the ordinance will function, specifically through the Consumer Protection Department, as well as the Health Department. And later, Mike Bannon, Director of Consumer Protection/Weights and Measures joins to talk about his unique department that deals with everything from gas pump inspections to fraudulent contractors to now, helping to crack down on human trafficking.As part of the new ordinance, an “Unlawful massage business report/complaint form” is available on our website and can be filled out anonymously. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTokCheck us out online: BucksCounty.gov 
In this episode, we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Bucks County Human Services Connect Hub. We also catch up with Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia, who was inspired to run for county commissioner to “be a social worker for the whole county.” Since taking office, she has made it her mission to create programs and initiatives, like the Hub, to help residents succeed. Created to streamline the process of connecting people in-need of social services with the people who provide them, the Hub in its first 12 months fielded more than 2,000 inquiries, including phone calls, emails and in-person contacts. For help with any number of issues, including substance use problems, food insecurity, mental health and wellness issues, call the Hub at 215-348-6201 to speak to a Resource Navigator, or to make an appointment at the Doylestown office or the Visit House in Langhorne. Visit the Hub online! The Hub can also be reached by email at thehub@buckscounty.org.  If experiencing an emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please call the Housing Link Helpline at 1-800-810-4434. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Bucks County Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Services at 1-800-499-7455. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok
In this episode, Bucks County's Project and Diversity Officer Bernard Griggs talks about his fairly new role in the county's government. Then, two members from the nonprofit No Longer Bound Prevention and Training Services join us to talk about their new community center in Lower Bucks.Learn more about No Longer Bound: nolongerboundpa.orgFollow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok Check us out online: BucksCounty.gov 
"People are affected by county government every day, they just don't realize it." This podcast dives into what makes Bucks County tick, from new initiatives to reliable resources to upcoming events and everything in between.  Bucks County Conversations: real conversations happening within the Bucks County government.  Stay connected on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & TikTok.  
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