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2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Jacksonville Michelle Clowe

Director Comey and Michelle Clowe

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The Jacksonville Division honors Michelle Clowe for her service, leadership, and significant contributions to the communities of northeast Florida. Mrs. Clowe currently serves as the reception and placement coordinator for World Relief Jacksonville, where she has helped nearly 500 refugees each year receive housing, medical care, and assistance assimilating to American culture.

Mrs. Clowe is also co-chair for the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition. Under her leadership, she has been instrumental in establishing a three-tier approach to assisting trafficking victims, which includes a community action team, law enforcement, and a victim service provider group. The coalition meets monthly to collaborate on issues regarding victims of human trafficking as well as refugees who are resettling in Florida. Mrs. Clowe provides advocacy, referrals, and support to victims, coordinating with the Department of Children and Families, the Child Protection Team, the Florida Coastal Law Clinic, faith-based organizations, and others to ensure that international victims are extended the same rights and protections as domestic victims of human trafficking.

Mrs. Clowe is considered an expert on the state of human trafficking in northeast Florida. She is often contacted by the media and is invited to speak at forums and events on both labor and sex trafficking issues. During National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Mrs. Clowe, along with other victim advocates, helps to organize and manage events within her community.


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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