Darrell Renfroe who has been serving as the interim Director of Social Services since the resignation of the prior director in August has been named Transylvania County’s new Director of Social Services.
Renfroe has worked in the social work field for 35 years between his roles in County and State Government. Most recently, Darrell worked as the Local Support Manager for the NC Department of Health and Human Services. He provided management support, work support strategies and consulting to DSS Directors in 50 North Carolina Western Counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Renfroe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. DSS Board Chair Jim Felty said, “We are very excited to have Darrell as the new Director of Social Services. He has done an excellent job leading the department during the interim period and the DSS Board looks forward to working with him on a long term basis. Darrell has great enthusiasm and work ethic. He will work hard to accomplish the goals established by the DSS Board and the Board of Commissioners and provide service to the community and our citizens.”
Renfroe is a resident of Mecklenburg and Transylvania Counties. He and his family have owned a home in Transylvania County for 7 years. “I am thrilled to be able to work in Transylvania County. As the Local Support Manager, Transylvania County was one of my assigned counties, so I had some working knowledge of Transylvania County Government and the Department of Social Services. During my interim assignment, I have seen an outpouring of support and have found an amazing group of employees who are dedicated to serving the needs in our community”, said Renfroe. “I look forward to being a part of this agency and working with our citizens.”
Mr. Renfroe will assume the Director’s role immediately.