Provided by City of Manassas
The City of Manassas has hired a new Social Services Director, effective June 6, 2022. Nicole L. Kirven, LPC, has been selected to direct the City of Manassas Social Services Department. Mrs. Kirven comes to the City with more than 20 years of clinical experience in understanding the intricacies of abuse, poverty and strategic planning to ensure community success.
Nicole’s professional history includes working as the Assistant Director of Stafford County Department of Social Services (DSS) with focus on the Self Sufficiency and Benefit Programs. Prior to her tenure with Stafford County, Mrs. Kirven served as Program Manager for the Marine and Family Behavioral Health Branch of the United States Marine Corps Headquarters. There, she drafted policy establishing the framework for community coalitions and providing funding for prevention services to 17 installations (CONUS/OCONUS).
She is a licensed Professional Counselor and has an extensive background of direct services, case management, and policy review for adults, families and child populations inclusive of serving the City of Manassas. Additionally, Nicole has experience with the elderly and with those who suffer physical, and intellectual disabilities through managing programs within the Northern Virginia area, including Prince William and Fairfax Counties.
Mrs. Kirven was one of few Assistant Directors selected through a competitive process who successfully completed the Virginia Department of Social Services Director Mentorship Program. She is an active member of the Virginia League of Social Services Executives (VLSSE) where she served for a year as the Website Committee Chair and where she remains an on-going Member of the Bi-Laws Committee. Nicole has received certifications for Leading, Educating, and Developing (LEAD) Programs through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Excellence in Leadership and Foundations of Executive Leadership through VLSSE.
Nicole is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, both from Wofford College. She has a Master’s degree in Arts in Counseling from Hampton University.
“I look forward to putting my expertise and experience to work for the City of Manassas,” said Nicole Kirven. “I hear that there is a wonderful team of employees on staff providing services to the community and I am excited to get started working with them.”