Portland - Bert Waugh, Jr.

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Portland Division recipient Bert Waugh, Jr. with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Portland Division honors Bert Waugh, Jr., for more than 40 years of serving homeless young people in the Portland area. Since the 1970s, Mr. Waugh and his wife, Susy, have given food, shelter, and hope to abandoned street youth. In 1991, he founded Transitional Youth, a non-profit that provides housing, outreach, and support to homeless young people. Over the past 25 years, Transitional Youth has grown exponentially; it now serves 11,000 meals yearly and has opened a job training ranch.

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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