Director, Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services
Ms. Boston began her social services career with Butte County in 1998 as a child protective services social worker. Over the past two decades she has held numerous leadership positions including Assistant Director of Adult and Children’s Services within DESS. Throughout her career Shelby has worked diligently to develop and implement programs that meet the needs of the communities’ most vulnerable and at risk families.
While working as a social worker, she developed an interactive parent education program which was later successfully funded and implemented in Butte County. In addition, under Shelby’s leadership, DESS has implemented numerous innovative service models and strengthened collaborations throughout Butte County. During times of disasters Shelby has worked to advocate for the needs of all of Butte County’s residents including the most vulnerable 0 – 5 aged children.
Shelby received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Master’s of Social Work from CSU Chico.