Meet Diane Ellis-Marseglia

Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, first elected in November 2007, is in her 3rd term on the Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia is a lifelong resident of Bucks County. Raised in Lower Makefield, she was graduated by Pennsbury High School, and now resides in Middletown Township, where she served her community on both the Neshaminy School Board and the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors.

Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia, a clinical social worker, worked with children and families in Bucks County for over 2 decades and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to County government where human services are a primary function. With a reputation for demanding responsible government spending, Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia has advocated for greater transparency and high ethical standards. As the minority member of the Board of Commissioner’s, she accepts the responsibility for thoroughly researching and vetting all county actions and actively advocates for improvement or change to policies and programs that are for ineffective or inefficient to residents.

Commissioner Marseglia is the county representative (secretary) to the DVRPC (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission), Local Emergency Planning Commission, and the Bucks County Emergency Health Council.

During her elected tenure Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia has been a advocate for programs including an intensive addiction treatment program in the jail. Code Blue, the use of specialty courts and reducing the use of foster care, Crisis Intervention Training, Bucks County Suicide Task ForceDredging of the Delaware at the KIPC Port, and adopting a strong economic development plan. Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia initiated the Diversity Conference, the Hoarding Task Force, improved office space for veterans and a feral cat management plan at Core Creek Park.Commissioner Ellis-Marseglia holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, (Sociology, Criminal Justice), and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the mother of two children, Rebecca (deceased) and Katelyn, 28.

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