Peter Ferreira, Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation, discusses what it was like growing up and playing in sports in Port Orange, his role now with the City, and the future of Parks & Recreation including the remodel of the REC (Recreational, Educational, Cultural) Center.
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Episode 25: Hurricane Prep with Public Works Director Tom DiEulio, Drainage Supervisor Brett Matter, and City Engineer Junos Reed
20:01Public Works Director Tom DiEulio, Drainage Supervisor Brett Matter, and City Engineer Junos Reed discuss the City's process to prepare and clean up from a storm and how residents can help.
Val Duhl and Johnnie Young - Community Development Department
36:50Check out Episode 24 of The POG Show podcast with guests Val Duhl and Johnnie Yongue from the city’s Community Development department. In this episode, we are talking about a variety of topics relating to flooding and stormwater prevention and pollution. Also, as we are at the peak of hurricane season, the link to sign up for Alert Port Orange is below:https://member.everbridge.net/453003085615694/login?fbclid=IwAR3sEu57CzZQW6s_zwsn6S7m4nGB6dV5zCBtS2EGm_tP79nKVVzicXF-n2A
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Episode 023 - Information Technology Manager James Hicks
16:05Check out Episode 23 of The POG Show podcast with guest, James Hicks, the city’s Information Technology Manager. In this episode, James discusses some exciting initiatives that he and his IT team have been working on including the redesign of the city’s website; SeeClickFix, a new platform that addresses citizen concerns; updates on Cybersecurity, and more! Below are important mobile app links to download for SeeClickFix:Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seeclickfix.ma.android&hl=en_US&gl=US iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/seeclickfix/id322000552 Link to sign up for Alert Port Orange:https://member.everbridge.net/453003085615694/login?fbclid=IwAR3sEu57CzZQW6s_zwsn6S7m4nGB6dV5zCBtS2EGm_tP79nKVVzicXF-n2A
Episode 022 - Port Orange Solid Waste Manager Mick Neals
23:47Check out Episode 22 of The POG Show podcast with guest, Mick Neals, the city’s Solid Waste Manager (and the sound engineer for The POG Show podcast) where we talk everything you need to know about recycling and solid waste. To pick up a recycle bin, the location is the city’s Public Works department at 407 Virginia Ave. in Port Orange (residents are allowed to pick up 3 recycle bins). Residents are allowed 3 trash bins and all trash needs to be inside a garbage can. To arrange a pick up for a large pile of yard waste or getting rid of furniture or big appliances, please call the Public Works customer service line at (386) 506-5575.
Episode 021 - Port Orange VIPS (Volunteers in Police Services)
20:50Episode 21 is a very special episode of The POG Show, where we would like to dedicate it to Dwight Gault, a Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) who unexpectedly passed away on May 9. Dwight was a volunteer for the past 7 years and prior to volunteering, Dwight served 22 years in the Army National Guard, and later retiring as a Major. Dwight is survived by his wife of 55 years, along with their daughter. Dwight was always smiling, and willing to lend a helping hand. Dwight enjoyed NASCAR, college football, and attending Port Orange City Council Meetings. Episode 21 focuses on the Port Orange VIPS program, which stands for Volunteer in Police Services, where we talk with Major Pat LaMountain and Lt. Mary Wittmeyer. They each provide a little background about themselves, details about the VIPS program, what to do to become a VIP and more!
Episode 020 - Jonathan Klotz, Circulation Head for Port Orange Regional Library
27:52Did you know the Volusia County Public Library system is composed of 14 branches? And the Port Orange Regional Library is one of those 14 branches? Check out Episode 20 of The POG Show with guest Jonathan Klotz, Circulation Head at the Port Orange Regional Library, where he explains the variety of services and programs our library provides….it is SO much more than just having books! It is a place to facilitate personal growth, economic development, and quality of life in a manner that strengthens community pride while fostering a countywide identity and partnerships. Key dates:Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23: Culinary Literacy Program (how to make fruit salsa)Saturday, May 7: 2nd Annual Free Comic Book Day (for all ages)Saturday, May 14: “How to Fest” (fair type event 11 am – 3 pm) Contact Info:Port Orange Regional Library1005 City Center CirclePort Orange FL 32129(386) 322-5152 Mon - Thu: 9 am - 7 pmFri - Sat: 9 am - 5 pmSun: 12-5 pm Curbside pickup is available.
Episode 019 - Florida Fish & Wildlife Public Information Officer Chad Weber
17:49This episode with Chad Weber, Public Information Officer (PIO) for Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC), is full of great information about FWC, what Chad’s role consists of as a PIO, what residents should do and look out for when they see wildlife such as alligators, coyotes, bears, raccoons, etc.. He also talks about some “wow” factors in his role as the PIO, what residents can do to help our community and important tips on boating safety.
Episode 018 - Deputy City Manager Jamie Miller
15:29Get to know Jamie Miller, Deputy City Manager for the City of Port Orange! In this episode, you will learn more about Jamie, her main goals and initiatives in her role as Deputy City Manager and more, as we continue to make this city a great place to work, live and play!
Episode 017 - Code Enforcement Manager Deborah Pearson
14:47This episode is with Deb Pearson, Code Enforcement Manager for the City of Port Orange. Deb speaks about her experience, what Code Enforcement does for the City, common code violations, and more! For more information, please visit the City's website at www.port-orange.org or call the Code Enforcement Hotline at 386-506-5604.
Episode 016 - Priscilla Sparks from Port Orange Historical Trust
19:41Did you know that our city has a museum and history center? In this episode, you will hear from Priscilla Sparks, Vice President of the Port Orange Historical Trust who discusses how the Historical Trust came to be, what you’ll experience when you enter the museum and the upcoming Open House they are hosting that starts on Thursday, October 21 through Saturday, October 23 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Location: 740 Commonwealth Blvd in Port Orange.