Chicago - Concepcion Rodriguez

2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director Christopher Wray presents Chicago Division recipient Concepcion Rodriguez with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on May 3, 2019.

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The Chicago Division honors Concepcion Rodriguez. For more than a decade, Rodriguez has been trying to steer kids away from gangs. The funeral director, community activist, and gang intervention specialist was in a gang as a teen. Her presentation to teens is based on her firsthand experience of burying more than 200 youths involved in gangs.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders


In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on May 3, 2019, Director Christopher Wray recognized the recipients of the 2018 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.

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