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Livingston County names new Social Services Commissioner

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has named Tracy McCaughey as the new Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner, effective today. McCaughey succeeds former Social Services Commissioner Diane Deane who recently retired after more than 30 years of public service to the County.

McCaughey brings with her more than 27 years of professional experience in the social services field. She previously served as the County’s Social Services Division Director, overseeing the daily operations of the Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services program areas. She began her career with DSS in the Child Welfare Division in 1994 and has continually set a standard of excellence within the agency since then, said Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle.

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“Tracy is a fantastic asset to the County, and we’re all very pleased to see her transition into this role,” said Coyle. “I know she will continue to impress as she takes the reins at DSS and leads the agency into its next chapter.”

McCaughey said she’s eager to begin working directly with agency staff from the various program areas within DSS to learn from their accomplishments and address challenges and concerns they’ve encountered while serving the community.

Outside the office, McCaughey enjoys spending time with friends and family, and can frequently be found at local school sporting events cheering on her sons from the sidelines.

For more information on the Livingston County Department of Social Services, please visit here.