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Marana Town Talk Episode 9: Summer Fun, Macro Machines

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Town of Marana has released its ninth episode of "Marana Town Talk", a local government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. 

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with a double Summer Preview. First we interview Marana Parks & Recreation’s D. Tyrell McGirt and Corey Larriva (1:00) to get all the details about the great summer programs Parks and Recreation has for kids this summer. Next Special Events Coordinator Monique Hagberg (13:30) gives us a preview of the Fourth of July Star Spangled Spectacular as well as the Free Movies and Music series that the Town is hosting this summer. Finally, we look back at the Marana Macro Machines event (25:00) and get some on location interviews with Public Works Deputy Director Fausto Burrell and Parks Superintendent Dave Herman, who both helped make the event so much fun.

Marana Town Talk Episode 8 Special Edition: Marana Police Awards

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Town of Marana has released its eighth episode of "Marana Town Talk", our government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. This special edition episode focuses on the brave men and women of the Marana Police Department who were honored at last month’s Marana Police Awards

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with a brief summary of the award winners before sitting down with Officer of the Year Award winner Randy Korth, Sgt. Jeff Pridgett, who was one of 10 honored in de-escalating a potential active shooter situation, and Luis Magana and Esteban Nozagaray, who were given the Life Saver Award.

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Marana Town Talk Episode 7: Chamber legacy, General Plan Update, Cape Chase Adaptive Fun Run

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Town of Marana has released its seventh episode of "Marana Town Talk", a local government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. 

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with outgoing President/CEO of the Marana Chamber of Commerce Ed Stolmaker (4:00). Ed talks about his impacts on the community and his plans after retirement, before handing the mic over to incoming President/CEO Audra Winters, who tells us what her plans are for the upcoming year. Next, they sat down with Senior Planner Cynthia Ross (11:45) to discuss the 2040 General Plan Update, and how the public’s involvement can make a difference in their community. Finally, they spent some time with Recreation Coordinator Kevin Goodrich (19:40) to talk about Cape Chase and other modified recreation experiences for participants with special needs.

Marana Town Talk Episode 5 Special Edition: Marana Water

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Town of Marana has released its fifth episode of "Marana Town Talk", a new government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. This special edition episode focuses on water quality in Marana Water.

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with a brief summary of Marana Water quality before sitting down with Water Director John Kmiec to talk about next steps for the Picture Rocks and Airline/Lambert water treatment campus capital projects.

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  • Correction at 11:30: Adonis neighborhood is south of Grier Road

Additional Resources

Town Council approved Resolution No. 2018-091 on Tuesday, September 25 authorizing the creation of the Picture Rocks water treatment campus capital project and the Airline/Lambert water treatment campus capital projects. View the proposed project timeline here.

Learn more about unregulated compounds and Marana Water quality.

Visit the Project Water capital project page.

Marana Town Talk Episode 4: Lock it or Lose it, Community engagement, Marana Film Office

Left to right: Tourism & Marketing Manager Laura Courtelyou, Police Sergeant Chriswell Scott, former Town Clerk Jocelyn Bronson

Left to right: Tourism & Marketing Manager Laura Courtelyou, Police Sergeant Chriswell Scott, former Town Clerk Jocelyn Bronson

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Town of Marana has released its fourth episode of "Marana Town Talk", a new government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. 

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with a brief discussion on current events (0:50), followed by a discussion on safety tips with Marana Police Sergeant Chriswell Scott (5:36). Listeners can then learn more about the impacts former Town Clerk Jocelyn Bronson had on the community including details on the Marana Citizens Forum (14:53), before learning more about all the interesting ways Hollywood has used the Marana landscape in the past…and present (24:28). 

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Marana Town Talk Episode 3: Public Works flood cleanup, local government internships, and Northwest Fire District

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Town of Marana has released its third episode of "Marana Town Talk", a new government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. 

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with a brief discussion on current events (1:02), followed by Public Works' efforts cleaning up the streets after the July 10 flood (6:08). Listeners can then learn more about life as a management intern at the Town of Marana (14:48), before going on a ridealong with Northwest Fire District Captain and Public Information Officer Brian Keeley (26:02). 

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Marana Town Talk Episode 2: Marana Macro Machines, Public Safety, Water, and Elections

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Town of Marana has released its second episode of "Marana Town Talk", a new government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. 

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the episode with a brief discussion on Town events in July (2:35), followed by a summary of May's "Marana Macro Machines" event held at Marana Heritage River Park (9:20). Listeners can then go on a police ridealong with Sergeant Chriswell Scott (14:17), before settling down to learn about Marana's water resources with Water Director John Kmiec (22:43). Finally, learn more about elections at the local level as you get ready to vote in the primary election in August (35:15). 

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Marana Town Talk Episode 1: Summertime Adventures, Budgets, and Bats

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Town of Marana debuts the first episode of "Marana Town Talk", a new government podcast that balances education and entertainment with thoughtful commentary on local current events. 

Communications Manager Vic Hathaway and Communications Specialist Brad Allis kick off the series with an analysis of the Marana State of the Town Address (1:04) followed by a discussion of exciting adventures you can have in Marana this summer (9:46). In anticipation of the new fiscal year beginning July 1, listeners can then learn more about the budget process and where your tax dollars are going with Deputy Town Manager Erik Montague and Budget Analyst Michael Dyckman (22:45). Finally, as we move into the hot summer months, learn about the Town's bat studies with Environmental Project Manager Janine Spencer-Glasson (32:15). 

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Your Town Podcast Episode 20: MHS Choir and Orchestra

Making their Your Town debut in Episode 20 of the Your Town Podcast are the singers and players of the Marana High School Choir and Orchestra.   In the episode, we chat with the choir director Sarah Ross and orchestra director Rachel Vega.  Then, for the first time on the podcast, we listen to some music!  Students will perform excerpts from what they’ve got in store for the Holiday Festival.  Finally, we wrap up with the Expert Challenge, where the students see if they can outsmart their teachers.  Give us a listen!  

Your Town Podcast Episode 19: Chief Terry Rozema

In this Episode, we hear from Marana’s Police Chief Terry Rozema about the state of public safety in Your Town. He discusses how the department has handled the opening of the new mall, his reflections on the media attention Marana received when an officer struck a suspect with his vehicle, and his recent recognition from the Marana Rotary Club as Man of the Year.

Podcast Episode 18: Marana Unified School District

During this episode of the Your Town Podcast, we take another look at Marana Schools. Principal David Mandel and Assistant Superintendent Kristin Reidy share some of the exciting ways MUSD is partnering with the Town. They also take a stab at answering questions from the Arizona state tests for the Your Town Trivia Challenge.