Bobbi Strang is an Insurance Examiner with the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES). She was the first openly transgender individual to work for DOES where she provided case management for Project Empowerment, a transitional employment program that provides job readiness training, work experience, and job search assistance to District residents who face multiple barriers to employment.
Ms. Strang is a consistent advocate for the LGBTQ community in the District of Columbia. She has served as an officer for the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, a board member for Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence, and a co-facilitator for the DC LGBT Center Job Club. Ms. Strang was also was awarded the 2015 Engendered Spirit Award by Capital Pride as recognition for the work she has done in the community. Currently, she is the Interim President of the Gay & Lesbian Activist Alliance and continues her work with the D.C. Center as the Center Careers facilitator.
Ms. Strang holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and English Literature from S.U.N.Y. Geneseo as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Salisbury University. She was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed by the District Council on November 3, 2015 for a term ending on January 12, 2017. Ms. Strang was reappointed on May 2, 2017 for a term ending on January 12, 2020. She continues to serve until reappointed or until a successor can be appointed.