Appomattox Co., VA - Appomattox County's Social Services Department is ranked number one in the state for the second year in a row.
The director says they were selected based on the high percentage of clients who find jobs or enroll in a program to prepare them for work. Barry Elder also says they have one of the lowest error rates in the state, which means benefits are only going to people who are eligible.
Elder gives the credit to his employees and says he's very proud.
"I've always said that if you strive to surround yourself with good people, these are the kinds of results that you get," said Elder.
Appomattox County was compared to agencies similar in size across the state. It was the only agency that remained in the top spot for their category.