Seattle - Alan Lai
The Seattle Division honors Alan Lai, who has been a community leader in the Seattle area for more than 30 years. Mr. Lai was the first certified court interpreter in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in Washington state. Today, he is nationally known for his outstanding victim advocacy work, particularly on human trafficking cases targeting minority communities.
FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders
In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 15, 2016, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2015 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 done extraordinary good across communities in this country and have made a lasting difference,” said Director Comey. “Thank you for that good, thank you for what you represent, and thank you for inspiring not just the FBI but this entire country.”
Recipients of the 2015 Director’s Community Leadership Award are: