By: Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson
Supervisor Nelson would like to recognize the service of Dr. Michael Riley, Director of the County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA), who retired this week after more than four decades in public service.
In his most recent role as Director of the Social Services Agency he oversaw agency operations that was composed of nearly 4,000 employees who serve Orange County residents through SSA’s Adult Services and Assistance Programs, Administrative Services, Children and Family Services, and Cal Works/Family Self-Sufficiency. Prior to his current position, Dr. Riley served County residents as the Social Services Agency’s Chief Deputy Director and, previously, as the Director of Social Service’s Children and Family Services (CFS) Division for over ten years. The CFS division oversaw Orange County’s Child Protective Services, foster and group home placements, and Orangewood Children and Family Center, the County’s emergency shelter-care facility for children who have been neglected and/or abused. Continue reading