County of Greensville, Virginia

Greensville/Emporia Welfare Board

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Phone: (434) 634-6576

Department of Social Services



The Greensville/Emporia Local Welfare Board is a five-member District Board, consisting of three county representatives and two city representatives. This Board has the responsibilities of administering the Social Services Programs as set forth in the Code of Virginia, subject to the rules and regulations of the State Board of Social Services. These programs include benefit programs such as Aid to Dependent Children, Medicaid, Food Stamps Auxiliary Grants, General Relief, State and Local Hospitalizations, and the Fuel Assistance Program.

Additionally, there are service programs such as Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Adoption, Adult Protective Services, Employment Services, Court Services, and Structured Family Therapy counseling.

The Local Welfare Board is responsible for the administration of these programs and is responsible for submitting an annual budget to the local governing bodies and the Commissioner of Social Services for the State of Virginia.

Term of Office

4 years


Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Department of Social Services. 


County Appointees Appointment Term
Gary L. Cifers At-Large Appointment 04/15/2019 - 08/09/2021
William B. Cain At-Large Appointment 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2023
James R. Brown Board Appointment 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2023




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