Peggy Eagan, ACSW, a longtime local community advocate for children and families, joins Mecklenburg County as director of the Department of Social Services. In her new role, Eagan will be responsible for overseeing public assistance programs (Food Stamps and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), services to assist seniors and adults with disabilities, and protective services for children and adults as well, helping to form a new organizational model for human services for the County. She will begin her duties on June 17, 2013.
“We are pleased to have Peggy Eagan as part of our organization,” said Shields. “As a certified social worker, she understands the importance of the social work profession and the impact social workers make in the lives of the people they serve.Peggy also has been building and sustaining positive human services partnerships in our community for nearly two decades, and her exemplary work on behalf of those in need in this community is widely recognized by many human service agencies and professionals.”
Eagan will oversee an annual budget of $161,307,983 and a workforce of approximately 1,200 staff.