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2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Las Vegas Phyllis C. Friedman

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Las Vegas Division is pleased to honor Phyllis C. Friedman, director of the Nevada regional office of the Anti-Defamation League, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

Ms. Friedman joined the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in December 2007 and is dedicated to teaching others the negative effects of hate. She has made presentations on hate crimes to FBI agents and local law enforcement and has participated in an FBI multicultural town hall meeting. In 2011, Ms. Friedman organized an FBI Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) session and invited the ADL’s board of directors to learn about the FBI and how it operates in Las Vegas.

With the ADL’s No Place for Hate program, Ms. Friedman has worked in schools throughout the region educating children on the hurtful effects of bullying and how to stop the cycle of hate. More than 75,000 children and teens have participated in the program, which is now included in the curriculum for the Las Vegas FBI Junior Special Agent program. Ms. Friedman volunteers with multiple nonprofit organizations and is a graduate of the Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy.

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FBI Director Recognizes
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Las Vegas
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

Miami
- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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