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2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Philadelphia Monsignor Michael T. Mannion

Director Comey and Monsignor Michael T. Mannion

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The Philadelphia Division honors Monsignor Michael T. Mannion for his efforts to educate youth about the effects of substance abuse and violence and for his assistance to the local FBI’s community outreach program.

Father Mannion is a council member of the Camden Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and has received accolades for his efforts to reduce substance abuse and gang violence in the community. In 1980, Father Mannion co-founded the Bridge, a personal enrichment center for teenagers in Camden, New Jersey. The Bridge addresses the challenges of adolescence and recognizes the special psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the area’s youth, operating weekly empowerment sessions and off-site school and community programs.

Working with the U.S. Marshals Service, Father Mannion assisted with the organization’s Fugitive Safe Surrender Program. The successful program encouraged the city’s most violent predators to surrender to Father Mannion, due to his collaborative efforts with law enforcement. Father Mannion often volunteers as a chaplain not only to the FBI Philadelphia Division but also to many other community and law enforcement organizations. He also supports the division’s youth and employee assistance programs, providing information on substance abuse, suicide prevention, grief, addiction, and strategic urban community leadership.


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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