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2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Albuquerque Harold Bailey

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

Monica Bailey, niece of Harold Bailey, accepts the award on his behalf.
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The Albuquerque Division honors Harold Bailey for his notable service in the area of civil rights. Mr. Bailey’s four decades of leadership, his enduring relationship with the FBI, and his emphasis on building coalitions to improve the lives of all Americans—regardless of racehave made him a positive agent for change in New Mexico.Harold Bailey

Mr. Bailey served as the NAACP chapter president from 2000 to 2003. He resumed the volunteer post in January 2013 after eight years as executive director of the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs under the administrations of Governors Bill Richardson and Susana Martinez. Mr. Bailey has been a staunch advocate of youth programs, increased voter registration, enhanced diversity among managers and teachers in public and higher education, and support systems to help African-American prison inmates reintegrate into society after they are released. The goal, he says, is to convince people to be “change agents” in their communities.

Mr. Bailey has served on the Albuquerque FBI Division’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee and has met with the division’s executive management on a periodic basis regarding civil rights.


FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
Director’s Community Leadership Awards

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 4, 2014, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2013 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.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character,” said Director Comey. “They are ordinary citizens, but what they have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Recipients of the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award are:

- 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

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
- New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk
- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- 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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