NCACDSS holds an annual awards banquet honoring the accomplishments and contributions of former and current Directors.

Nominees for Director of the Year must have served as a County Director of Social Services for five years prior. The Lifetime Achievement Award nominees must have been retired or otherwise separated from employment as a County Director of Social Services. Both awards recognize the winner’s contributions to their community and profession.

The 2021 award winner:

Director of the Year Award
Jan Y. Elliott, Director
Pitt County Department of Social Services (DSS)

The 2021 award winner:

Lifetime Achieve Award:
G. Earl Marett
Johnston County DSS