County Appoints Jon Martz as Director of Social Services

Interim County Administrator Dr. Edwin C. Daley today announced the appointment of Jon Martz as the new Director of the Warren County Department of Social Services (DSS), effective September 8, 2020. Mr. Martz is currently employed as the New Kent County DSS Director, and his appointment follows outgoing Interim DSS Director H. Elizabeth “Beth” Reavis, who was appointed as Interim Director following the departure of DeAnna Cheatham on July 8, 2020.

Mr. Martz holds a B.A. in History from Mary Baldwin College and has more than 13 years of experience with the Virginia DSS. He began his DSS career in 2007 with the City of Richmond as a Child Care Case Manager. During his career in Richmond, Henrico, and New Kent, Mr. Martz also served as Intensive Case Manager, Job Developer, Benefit Programs Supervisor, Interim Director, and Director. Mr. Martz has served as Director for New Kent since November 2014.

Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Walt Mabe said, “We are very excited about the addition of Jon to our staff. He has an excellent background with more than 13 years of progressively responsible work in social services. We had hoped to find someone with exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong background in dealing with state, local, and community agencies, and we believe we have that in Jon and more. His enthusiasm is clearly evident for not only social services and the clients we serve, but also for becoming a part of the Warren County community. We feel very confident that Jon will guide the Department forward in a positive manner and be an active and engaged member of the community.”

Mr. Martz said, “The Warren County Department of Social Services is a committed community partner seeking to strengthen, support and empower families. I am excited, honored and humbled for the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated staff members as we strive to deliver client-centered, community-focused programming in a safe and welcoming environment.”

Interim County Administrator Dr. Daley added, “I would like to thank Beth Reavis for her service as Interim Director. Her experience and wealth of knowledge of the Virginia social services system has been an invaluable asset and allowed the Department to continue functioning at the high level of service expected of our agency without skipping a beat.”

The Warren County DSS is located at 465 W. 15th Street, Suite 100, telephone (540) 635-3967. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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