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From Rainier Valley roots to community leader, meet new Office for Civil Rights director
Meet Derrick Wheeler-Smith, Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights

Derrick Wheeler-Smith is the new director for the Seattle's Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), a department that enforces laws against illegal discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and contracting within Seattle city limits. Wheeler-Smith was sworn in as director in June. He is a Rainier Valley native, and boasts a 20-year impact on racial equity, including his youth outreach days at Franklin High School and his recent role directing Zero Youth Detention for King County.

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