Chicago - Andrew Holmes

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Chicago Division recipient Andrew Holmes with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Chicago Division honors Andrew Holmes, a community activist in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Mr. Holmes is an executive board member and president of Operation Restoring Innocence and has participated in numerous community marches against guns and gun violence, as well as gun buy-back collection programs sponsored by community churches and organizations in the city and surrounding suburbs. He regularly speaks at schools and churches about gun violence and mentors children to show them that there is a better life.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 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. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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2016 DCLA Winners


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