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Bucks County Administration

The administrative arm of Bucks County government coordinates a wide range of services including emergency, community and human services, the county prison system, voter registration and elections.

The Chief Operating Officer Brian Hessenthaler is tasked with the day to day operations of the county, as well as facilitating the functions between the Commissioners, Row Officers, Division Leaders and Courts, while the Chief Clerk Lynn Bush, is responsible for county record keeping, attesting Commissioners' signatures and affixing the county seal on official documents.

The Public Information Department maintains clear lines of communications between the county and its constituents. The Public Information office also coordinates and organizes Commissioners' Meetings.

Among other things, the Solicitor's Office oversees the Boards and Authorities and also handles the Open Records/Right to Know Requests.

Falling under the Administration arm are also two internal departments: the Human Resources office and Information Technology

Under the commissioners' policies and direction, the chief operating officer also oversees seven division leaders who manage programs and services to meet the needs of all county constituents and employees.

Each division consists of a number of departments that deliver related services to the public. The divisions include Community Services (Board of Elections, Consumer Protection, Planning Commission, Housing and Community Development, Military Affairs), Corrections (Prison, Community Corrections Centers), Emergency Services (Emergency Management, Public Safety, Emergency Communications, Emergency Health, Fire Marshal), Finance and Administration(Finance, Board of Assessment, Human Resources, Information Technology, Tax Claim, Purchasing), General Services ( Parks and Recreation, County Assets, Capital Projects), Health Services (Health Department, Neshaminy Manor), Human Services (Children and Youth, Area Agency on Aging, Mental Health/Developmental Programs), Public Information and Solicitors.

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 2017 County Administration Organization Chart