Detroit - Jesse Gonzales

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

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

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The Detroit Division honors Jesse Gonzales for his tireless efforts as a community organizer over the last 50 years. He has developed strong community bonds between Southwest Detroit residents, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Among his many efforts, Mr. Gonzales has partnered with local law enforcement to develop neighborhood watch activities to protect and educate the residents of Southwest Detroit about crime.

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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