Rekah Strong
Rekah Strong
Chair, Clark College Board of Trustees
Rekah Strong, Clark College Board of Trustees

Profile:  Appointed: 2012  Term Ends: 2017

Mrs. Strong is currently the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Clark County.

She has more than 16 years of experience working in public agencies and developing strategies to improve organizational cultural humility.  Her current work activities include integrating diversity and inclusion measures into public policy. Prior to her work for Clark County, Mrs. Strong spent 10 years working in various capacities for the State of Oregon in their Department of Human Services.  In 2010, she became the principal operator of her private consulting firm, Chemistry Development LLC. 


Community activities include:

  • We Reign Youth Foundation  -Board Member
  • Leadership Clark County Diversity -Trainer since 2008
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Cultural Competency Team - Member/Advisor
  • Southwest Washington Chapter Red Cross - Board Member and Diversity Team Chair
  • Southwest Washington YWCA Personnel Committee - Member
  • Southwest Washington and Portland Big Brothers Big Sisters African American Advisory Committee - Member
  • City of Battle Ground Diversity Task Force - Participant
  • Greater Portland Vancouver Indicators Equity Team - Member
  • Portland State University School of Social Work Social Justice Committee - Member

Awards and Recognition:

  • 2007 NAACP Val Joshua Award, 2008 YWCA Social Justice Award Recipient
  • 2009 Delta Social Justice Award Recipient
  • 2009 National Association of Counties Innovative Program Award Recipient
  • 2010 Accomplished and under 40 Award Recipient



  • Portland State University - PhD. Social Work Research - Est. 2013
  • Portland State University – Master’s Degree - Social Work/Administration - 2002 
  • Portland State University – Bachelor of Science Degree - Criminal Justice - 1997