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2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Oklahoma City Jessica Martinez-Brooks

Director Comey and Jessica Martinez-Brooks

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The Oklahoma City Division honors Jessica Martinez-Brooks for demonstrating leadership in support of youth and educational programs and initiatives.

For more than a decade, Mrs. Martinez-Brooks has enhanced and grown educational programs not only at Oklahoma City Community College where she works but also in many Oklahoma City communities. In 2001, Mrs. Martinez-Brooks sponsored a campus organization designed to promote education for Hispanic students. She also began volunteering with the Latino Community Development Agency and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 2006.

In her position as director of community outreach and education, Mrs. Martinez-Brooks has secured and administered grants totaling more than $1,000,000. She also has partnered with approximately 30 schools, technology centers, non-profits, and local businesses to provide free adult basic education. As a direct result of her efforts, more than 3,000 students each year take English as a Second Language (ESL) and graduation equivalency degree (GED) classes in 23 different off-site locations. In addition, free GED and ESL community education summer classes are being held; new computers were purchased for the Capitol Hill Center, where the elderly are provided free computer classes; and free citizenship classes are offered to the community. Mrs. Martinez-Brooks continues her community service outside the confines of the college by serving on the board of directors for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and many other organizations. She also served as president of the Oklahoma Hispanic Professional Association and served on the scholarship committee of the League of United Latin American Citizens.


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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