JEFFERSON-Ashe County has a new director of social services.
Terry Sexton, director of the department’s oversight board, confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Tracie McMillan accepted an offer for the position on Monday.
She will begin with a starting salary of $80,000. Her first day as director will be Sept. 1.
McMillan will replace Randy Revis, who has served as the interim director for the past nine months following the retirement of long-time director Donna Weaver.
“I felt like we’ve overall, done a good job,” said Revis on his time in the director’s seat. “I’ve (received) many compliments, but those belong to the staff and supervisors.”
Revis will now return to his former position in the adult services department.
Currently, McMillan serves as director of the Guardian ad Litem program for the Wilkes County Court System.
She was one of 10 applicants for the job, said Sexton. In addition to her education, Sexton said the DSS board chose McMillan due to her background and knowledge of the area.
“Her being local and having an understanding of the people and the county and the needs of the county was big,” said Sexton.
The DSS board is comprised of appointed members by the DSS in Raleigh and the county’s board of commissioners. A fifth member is appointed by the other four members, said County Manager Sam Yearick.
Ultimately, this board is responsible for the hiring and firing of the department’s supervisors.
McMillan did not return calls seeking comment as of press-time.
Reach Jesse Campbell at 336-846-7164.