Bechtel retires from Department of Social Services

Social Services Director Lou Bechtel recently retired after many years of dedicated service to Granville County Government.


Bechtel became DSS Director in June of 1999 and has spent the majority of his career in service to others. His experience includes Director of Behavioral Services with Carolina Care in Greensboro; Program Director with Diamond Healthcare Corporation in Richmond, VA; Director of Guilford County DSS in Greensboro; and Assistant Director with Palm Beach County Florida’s Department of Community Services. Bechtel had also served in other positions involving mental health during his working years.


A celebration was recently held in his honor  as co-workers, friends and family members wished him well in his retirement.


Adonica Hampton is the new Director of Granville County Social Services, after being named to fill Bechtel’s position this past April.










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