Beth Mills is a native of North Carolina. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work at the University of Kentucky. She is a certified social worker (CSW) with a varied practice experience over the past 34 years.
Beth began her career as a social worker on the Kentucky Adult Protective Services team in Fayette County in 1978. Since that time, she was the first Director of the Lexington Senior Citizens Center and then the Division Director of LFUCG Adult and Tenant Services.
In 2004, Beth left local government to become a clinical faculty member at the UK College of Social Work. Her position was Director of Field Education where she oversaw the internships of both BASW and MSW students.
In February of 2011, Beth returned to city hall when Mayor Jim Gray appointed her as the LFUCG Commissioner of Social Services. The Department has a $7 million dollar budget and serves infants, teen mothers, court ordered youth, homeless adults and senior citizens. The Department also awards $2 million in grants to community private non-profits on an annual basis. Beth and her husband Ron have three great young adult children. She loves to listen to live music, go hiking, and read fiction.