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Miami-Dade County’s Asian-American Advisory Board to Receive 2012 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI Miami January 23, 2013
  • Special Agent Michael D. Leverock (305) 944-9101

MIAMI—Michael B. Steinbach, acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Miami Division, announces the nomination of Miami-Dade County’s Asian-American Advisory Board for the FBI Director’s 2012 Community Leadership Award in recognition of their work promoting collaboration and cooperation among the diverse communities of South Florida.

A representative from Miami Dade County will travel to Washington D.C. on April 5, 2013, to receive the award from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III.

The Asian-American Advisory Board was established in 1997 and its mission is

  • To advise the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administration, and the community with respect to matters pertaining to the Asian-American community in Miami-Dade County
  • To encourage the activities and participation of Asian-Americans in civic, cultural, economic, and community affairs
  • To promote the cultural heritage of and eliminate ignorance and bigotry towards Asian-Americans

The board has 18 members and is chaired by Adam Tavakoly.

The Asian-American Advisory Board’s work includes supporting the Sahara Asian Women in Distress, an advocacy group that is tasked with linking women and children who are victims of domestic violence to community based resources that help support victims in their recovery effort.

Previous Director’s Community Leadership Award recipients from South Florida include former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, the Anti-Defamation League, Handy Inc., and Ms. Essie Reed.