Welcome to MCSSA


The Michigan County Social Services Association is a statewide organization whose members are Department of Human Services county directors, county child welfare directors, district managers, supervisors, and board members from all 83 counties. Two-thirds of the board members are appointed by county commissioners and one-third are appointed by the Governor. MCSSA represents community social and economic concerns, advocates on social services issues, represents the front-line DHS services delivery perspective, and advocates for DHS client populations.

MCSSA has two affiliate councils:
- The Michigan Council of Social Service Workers (MCSSW)
- The Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council (MCMCFC)

MCSSA believes that the development and implementation of Michigan’s human services system requires active participation of local citizen boards and members of the human services delivery systems in order to ensure efficient management of resources. It is our role to advocate at the local, state, and national level by promoting social policies as defined by the membership.

Executive Director Position Available

Michigan County Social Services Association
Seeks Executive Director

The Michigan County Social Services Association (MCSSA) is looking for candidates to fill their half-time position of executive director.

The association represents the local DHS human services boards in all 83 counties in Michigan. It also advocates on behalf of the clients the Department of Human Services is mandated to serve as well as the local DHS offices.

MCSSA’s offices are located in Lansing.

For information please call 517-371-5303 or e-mail Shelley at shelley@mcssa.com. You may send your resume’ and salary requirements by e-mail to Shelley or mail it to MCSSA, 809 Center St., Suite 4, Lansing MI 48906.