County of Prince George, Virginia
For immediate release
August 13, 2020
For further information contact:
Percy C. Ashcraft – (804) 722-8600
Bertha Judge Named PG
Director of Social Services
Prince George County Administrator Percy Ashcraft has announced that Bertha Judge has been appointed Director of Social Services.
Judge will assume the responsibilities August 17. She is currently the Director of Social Services in Sussex County.
Judge is no stranger to the department. She worked for Prince George County from 2011-18 as Administrative Manager in the Social Services Department before leaving to take the Director’s position in Sussex.
“We are very fortunate to be able to welcome Bertha back to Prince George County,” commented Ashcraft. “She has worked extremely hard to grow within the profession, and has the confidence and willingness to achieve ultimate success.”
Judge inherits a department that has been extremely busy the last few months serving citizens amidst the coronavirus pandemic. With higher unemployment in Prince George that is three times above the norm, many citizens are seeking benefits for the first time.
“Bertha understands the challenges of our residents,” Ashcraft said. “Her leadership style fits perfectly into the opportunities ahead to continue to advance the department.”
Judge inherits a department that has an annual budget of five million dollars and has 27 employees. The director is also heavily involved with the Children’s Services Act (CSA) responsibilities and issues related to emergency management and family displacement in times of disaster.
Judge received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Paul’s College, and her master’s in administration and resource management from Central Michigan University.
Judge, who lives in Prince George County, was chosen from a pool of 56 applicants.
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P. O. Box 68, Prince George, Virginia 23875-0068 Phone (804) 722-8600/Fax (804) 732-3604