Richmond - Seyoum Berhe

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

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

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The Richmond Division honors Seyoum Berhe, a member of the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Office of Newcomer Services (ONS), which administers Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Program, helping refugees gain economic self-sufficiency and integrate into their communities. Since joining the ONS in 2015, Mr. Berhe has worked to advance cooperation between law enforcement and ethnic and minority groups.

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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