About Us

With Efficiency, Integrity and Compassion, Our Mission is to:

  • Promote Social and Economic Self-Reliance; and
  • Protect Those Who Are at Risk 

The LCDSS Director is responsible for the management, organization, and direction of the Social Services Department. The LCDSS Director reports directly to the Lake County Board of Supervisors and works closely with the Lake County Administrative Office and other County departments to address community concerns, maximize the effectiveness of County services, and ensure adequate funding for mandated and discretionary Social Service programs.  The Director personally oversees the Deputy Directors, the Administrative Secretary and the Administrative Senior Staff Services Analyst.  Leadership and management meetings, supervisor roundtables, live chat sessions and all-staff meetings are facilitated by the Director on a regular basis.

In addition to specific LCDSS functions, the Director is also designated as the Executive Director of the Lake County Housing Commission, the Lake County Public Administrator, the Lake County Public Guardian, a First Five Lake County Commissioner, a Governing Board Member of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), and Chair of the Lake/Mendocino County Area Agency on Aging.