Current Conversations Podcast
Gloucester's Community Engagement & Public Information Department has launched the County's first Podcast, "Current Conversations." The podcast will feature a different topic each month and will be published the first Wednesday of each month on the County's website and where you listen to your favorite podcast.
Episode 10: Housing the Unhoused - Exploring the Issue of Homelessness in Gloucester County, Part 1 (January 2022)
Episode 9: Broadband Expansion in Gloucester and What That Means for You (December 2021)
Episode 8: The Gloucester County Team and why You Should Consider Working for Gloucester County Government (November 2021)
This month, we sit down with Elaine Johnson, our Human Resources Director, and Penny Reed, our Human Resources Analyst, to discuss what makes Gloucester County, Government such a good place to work. This episode discusses the rich employment benefits, current opportunities, and what makes the Gloucester County Team so special.
To learn more about current opportunities, visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities. For other information, including a full list of benefits, visit the Human Resource Department's page at https://www.gloucesterva.info/316/Human-Resources.
Episode 7: The Process of Voting Integrity in Gloucester & the Potential for Bike Paths in the County (October 2021)
This month, we talk with Evan Farmer, Chairman of the Gloucester Electoral Board, and Bobbi Morgan, the County's Director of Elections/General Registrar, as they discuss the process of how votes in Gloucester remain secure as we head into the November General Election. Important deadlines are also shared. For more information, visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/349/Elections-and-Voter-Registration.
We are also joined by Anne Ducey-Ortiz, Gloucester's Director of Planning, Zoning and Environmental, as she shares some exciting news about the potential for biking and walking paths to be established throughout the County. She also discusses how the public can share input into the project. To participate in the study, visit https://tooledesign.github.io/50735_Gloucester/. She also highlights all of the many other things her Department does as we celebrate National Community Planning Month. To learn more, visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/362/Planning-Zoning.
Episode 6: Exploring Gloucester's Growing Economy & Bay Transit Express (September 2021)
This month, we chat with Sherry Spring, our Economic Development Director, and Elizabeth Ripley, our Economic Development Coordinator, as we explore the reasons behind Gloucester's growing economy. Despite the pandemic, Gloucester continues to add new businesses and support its existing businesses. Learn about some of the newest businesses locating to Gloucester!
Also this month, we chat with Ken Pollock of Bay Transit Express. He discusses the advantages of Gloucester's new micro transit service and exciting additions on the horizon for that service.
To learn more about Gloucester's Economic Development initiatives, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/1190/Economic-Development
To learn more about Bay Transit Express and to schedule a ride, visit: https://www.baytransit.org/express/
Episode 5: A Chat with Dr. Walter Clemons, Superintendent of Schools (August 2021)
This month, we chat with Dr. Walter Clemons, Superintendent of Gloucester County Public Schools. In this episode, Dr. Clemons addresses important topics regarding the upcoming school year, timely information on how the pandemic is still impacting the school system and some things to look forward to as the start of school draws near.