(KCCR) — Capital Area Counseling Services announced this week that long-time President and C-E-O Dennis Pfrimmer will be retiring from that role. Going by Dennie, Pfrimmer has been with Capital Area Counseling in various capacities over the last three decades since his appointment as President in September of 2001. In the 18 years since, Capital Area Counseling has increased staffing from a couple of dozen to 100 employees who provide mental health, addiction and other human services to a large portion of central South Dakota. Pfrimmer’s leadership has helped Capital Area Counseling acquire Central South Dakota Teen Court; tele-psychiatry service; electronic records, Mobile Crisis Response and work with the Sixth Circuit DUI/Drug Court. Pfrimmer has also helped facilitate construction of a new facility on Eastgate Avenue near Goodwill and renovation of the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area building on South Ree Street. Capital Area Counseling under Pfrimmer’s guidance has also garnered six awards for making significant contributions to the Pierre area. C-A-C-S Board Chair Tiffany Sanchez says the Board of Directors hope to name a replacement by 2020.