Carroll County Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at Newly Renovated DFCS Facility(Carroll County, GA) On September 9, 2020 Carroll County Board of Commissioners Chairman Michelle Morgan along with former Chairman Marty Smith attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the newly renovated Georgia Division of Family and Children Services building located at 165 Independence Drive, Carrollton.
Construction of the new addition began in March 2019, addition and complete renovation was completed in three phases to allow for continued use of the office during construction. Original building was built in the 1980’s and was in dire need of upgrades and an addition to accommodate Carroll County families who seek assistance and for the amazing staff that serves them.
New improvements include larger lobby to accommodate customers, training rooms for State and Regional DFCS Training, two parent child visitation rooms, full bathroom, laundry room and increased security. Carroll County DFCS currently has 70 members on staff. Former Chairman Marty Smith stated, “This was a much needed project that began under my administration and I along with the Board of Commissioners were proud to provide the support needed to make this project seamless and to provide a safe haven for Carroll County families who are in need of help.”
Chairman Michelle Morgan advised, “I am thankful to be able to see this project through to the end and to stand here today and see how proud the staff members are of this new space, makes the wait to see the final product worth it. We are extremely fortunate in the West Georgia area to have such caring staff at the Department of Family and Children Services that work hard to ensure and protect the integrity of our children’s future.”Libby Smith, Carroll County Director of the Department of Family and Children Services stated, “I would like to acknowledge Diversified Construction, Peacock Partnership for the architectural design, State Properties Commission, and David Goodhead who represented the County to ensure quality workmanship and offer a special thanks to the Carroll County Board of Commissioners and the citizens of Carroll County who helped make this project a success. We are excited for this new space and believe we will be able to provide more efficient service to the families we serve along with sharing a more inviting atmosphere to those families who visit our facility.”
Those in attendance: Tom Rawlings, State DFCS DirectorJeffery Brown, Region 4 DFCS Director,Emily Cole, Carroll County DFCS Board Chair and DFCS State Board member Terie Phillips, Carroll County DFCS Board MemberLynn Pryor, Carroll County DFCS Social Services AdministratorKay Cole, Carroll County DFCS Office of Family Independence Administrator