to everyone at Craven County DSS:

Happy Holidays!!

Dear Board, Administration, Staff and, well, Everyone!

It is my hope that you each enjoy this season as you choose. Whether you are with your family or friends, staying in town or traveling, it is a wonderful time to remember all that we are grateful for throughout the year.

As your Board Chair, I am so appreciative of the Board - Chrystal Simmons (Co-Chair), Tharesa Chadwick-Lee, Tameka Evans, and Clayton Gaskins. Thank you each for making our meetings productive, effective, and enjoyable!

Most of all, I am grateful to the administration, staff, and all others who make our DSS exceptional. As I often tell you, your efforts every day make a difference to others and in other's lives. Your work is often challenging and I hope equally as rewarding.

Thank you and I so look forward to a new year and working to ensure our DSS is the best by providing support to our community as well as each other.

Happy 2014!!