Loudoun’s Director of Family Services to Retire

Ellen Grunewald, who has served Loudoun County for 27 years, will retire as director of Family Services on Dec. 31.

Grunewald joined the county staff as the Young Parents Network coordinator for the department, serving in several other positions during her tenure, including as supervisor of the Emergency and Supportive Services Unit.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you,” County Administrator Tim Hemstreet told Grunewald as the Board of Supervisors presented her with a Resolution of Appreciation on Dec. 6. “You have been a leader in this organization. You have been a model department director for a number of years. A lot of practices and systems that you’ve set up in your department have been models that we’ve used in other departments.”

Hemstreet said Grunewald is an innovator who is willing to look at change and creating new efficiencies.

“I am truly appreciative of this award, and it has definitely been a wonderful experience to be here,” Grunewald said.

2 thoughts on “Loudoun’s Director of Family Services to Retire

  • 2016-12-14 at 9:40 pm
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    Child Protective Services falls under the auspices of Family Services. CPS in Loudoun is not an ideal organization. One only has to read the required training course CWS 2031 for new CPS workers; it is a relic. It does not reflect the latest research and study. It is at least 30 years behind the research.

    We can only hope that the new Director will bring new ideas and address the problems with CPS.

  • 2016-12-15 at 4:17 pm
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    Ellen Grunewald is one of the finest people that I had the pleasure to work with. She has been a great leader for her department, and I know she will be missed. Enjoy a well deserved retirement, my friend!

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