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Shown above are organizers of “A Collaborative Approach to Combating Human Trafficking,” including (front row, left to right) FBI Victim Specialists Andrea Firpo, Charlotte, and Carol Marshall, Knoxville; (back row, left to right) Knoxville Special Agent Kevin S. Keithley, DOJ Attorney Jonathan Skrmetti, DOJ Victim-Witness Coordinator Matthew Gallagher, and Knoxville Special Agent in Charge Richard L. Lambert.

FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on May 1, 2015, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2014 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 2014 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
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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