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Dylan Orr

Deputy Director, Environmental Health Services Division   
Seattle & King County Public Health  
Seattle, WA  

Dylan Orr is deputy director of the Environmental Health Services Division of Seattle & King County Public Health where he oversees efforts to promote healthy environmental conditions and prevent disease through sanitation, safe food and water, and proper waste and toxics disposal. Prior to this role, he was the first director of Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards where he was responsible for implementing Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and other fair employment laws. In 2009, Dylan was recruited to join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and made history as the first openly transgender person to be appointed to a U.S. Presidential Administration. In this role he co-convened the White House LGBTQ and Disability Issues Forum, which for the first time brought together leaders at the intersection of the two communities. He also represented the Department of Labor in developing and implementing the President’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, minor in Political Science, from Smith College and Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. Dylan is a Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund. Dylan is also a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.