VAN WERT — Marcia Drake has announced her upcoming retirement from the Van Wert County Department of Job and Family Services (VWCDJFS) effective Dec. 31, 2018.

During her 21-year tenure at the VWCDJFS, Drake has been a valuable and productive employee to the County. Serving as Business Administrator of the Fiscal Department and most recently as the Director of the VWCDJFS since 2014, Drake’s knowledge and experience alone will be tough to replace.

Drake’s successor, Erinn Mendenhall-Sellers, was chosen by the Van Wert County Commissioners because she brings many of her own strengths to the position. Namely, Mendenhall-Sellers has worked for the Allen County Department of Job and Family Services (ACDJFS) for over 20 years. She has experience managing a number of different programs within the ACDJFS and looks forward to being able to make a positive impact on the community in which she was born and raised.

Mendenhall-Sellers is a Lincolnview graduate and lives in Van Wert County. She will bring the same positive attitude and strength of character to the workplace that Drake will leave behind.

Drake’s last day of employment is scheduled for Monday, December 31, 2018. Her service to the County has been exemplary and much appreciated. The Commissioners would like to formally thank Drake for her 21 years of service to the County.

Mendenhall-Sellers’ first day of employment with the VWCDJFS was scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.