Peggy Price , Director of the Imperial County Department of Social Services ( DSS ) , will retire at the end of March 2019.

Price has been with Imperial County for 25 years and served as the DSS Director for the last 6 years. The department has over 500 employees and administers an annual operating budget of $90 million. Among the programs administered by the department are Medi-Cal , CalFresh  and In-Home Support Services. The DSS serves more than 50% of the residents of Imperial County through federal , state and local programs , the Mobile DSS office , the Betty Jo McNeece Receiving Home and the Family Justice Center.