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Offit Kurman Attorney, Crystal Kramer, Appointed to Commission For Women


Offit Kurman Principal Attorney and Practice Group Leader, Crystal Kramer, has been appointed by the Alexandria City Council to the Commission for Women. Ms. Kramer’s three-year term begins effective immediately. The City of Alexandria Commission for Women is composed of 15 volunteers, appointed by City Council, and an Executive Director from City staff. The Commission’s mission, as stated in its bylaws, is:

The Alexandria Commission for Women provides guidance and advice to the Mayor and City Council to help eliminate discrimination because of sex; encourages and promotes policies supporting equal opportunity for women in employment, recreational opportunities and facilities, health services, housing, education, government, community services and credit; recommends legislation and policy changes; receives complaints of discrimination; conducts educational programs and other activities to support issues of importance to women in Alexandria.

Major initiatives of focus to the Commission include supporting existing City programs that focus on women, like the Domestic Violence Program, Sexual Assault Program, and Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy; sponsoring awareness and outreach events, including the Annual Salute to Women Awards Program and Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day; and the preservation and promotion of women’s history in Alexandria through the Women’s History Tour and related projects.

At Offit Kurman, Ms. Kramer serves as Chair of OK RISE’s leadership and advancement subcommittee and is a member of OK LEAD’s marketing taskforce. Drawing on personal experiences of gender bias in the legal profession, Ms. Kramer is sensitive to the discrimination and inequities women and minorities face on a daily basis and is passionate about serving her community to defeat those disparities.

For more information about Crystal Kramer, OK RISE, OK LEAD, or Offit Kurman’s Landlord Representation practice group, visit us at


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