Social Services Director
Nicole L. Kirven, LPC
Nicole Kirven comes to the City with more than 20 years of clinical experience in understanding the intricacies of abuse, poverty, and strategic planning to ensure community success.
Nicole’s professional history includes working as the Assistant Director of Stafford County Department of Social Services (DSS) focusing on the Self Sufficiency and Benefit Programs. Prior to her tenure with Stafford County, Kirven served as Program Manager for the Marine and Family Behavioral Health Branch of the United States Marine Corps Headquarters where she drafted policy establishing the framework for community coalitions and providing funding for prevention services to 17 installations (CONUS/OCONUS). She is a licensed Professional Counselor and has an extensive background in direct services, case management, and policy review for adults, families, and child populations inclusive of serving the City of Manassas. Additionally, Nicole has experience with the elderly and with those who suffer physical, and intellectual disabilities through managing programs within the Northern Virginia area, including Prince William and Fairfax Counties.
Nicole was one of few Assistant Directors selected through a competitive process who successfully completed the Virginia Department of Social Services Director Mentorship Program. She is an active member of the Virginia League of Social Services Executives (VLSSE). Nicole has received certifications for Leading, Educating, and Developing (LEAD) Programs through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Excellence in Leadership and Foundations of Executive Leadership through VLSSE.
In her new role as Social Services Director for the City of Manassas, Nicole will oversee a department of dedicated social service employees who work each day to promote the stability, self-sufficiency, and well-being of city residents by assisting with basic needs, protecting children and providing information and referrals to community resources.
- Masters of Science in Counseling, Hampton University
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University