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The Director's Community Leadership Award

The Director’s Community Leadership Award

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The Director’s Community Leadership Award

Each year, the Cincinnati Division publicly recognizes the achievements of an individual or organization with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA).

This special award, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.

Past honorees have come from all walks of life. Some are experienced law enforcement officers, prosecutors, or detectives. Others are religious leaders, business owners, and non-profit officials. They all share a commitment to making their communities better and safer places to live and work.

The 2013 DCLA recipient from the Cincinnati Division was Sarah L. Weiss. Ms. Weiss serves as the executive director of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinnati. In this role, Ms. Weiss uses lessons from the Holocaust to engage the community, foster understanding, and challenge injustice. She is an advocate for ensuring the personal stories of Holocaust survivors are used to spur individuals into positive action and prevent future atrocities. Ms. Weiss also serves as the director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.