FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
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April 20, 2018

FBI Boston Presents 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award to Suzanne Walmsley

Special Agent in Charge Harold H. Shaw is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Suzanne Walmsley as the Boston Field Office’s recipient of the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

Today, in a formal ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Christopher Wray formally recognized Ms. Walmsley along with 56 other individuals and organizations from around the country for their efforts in building stronger, safer, and more cohesive communities.

The Director’s Community Leadership Award was established in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in engaging the community in the areas of education and crime prevention. Every year, the Boston Division of the FBI has the opportunity to select an individual or organization that has made a significant difference in the lives of others.

Ms. Walmsley has been employed by the Boston Athletic Association for 17 years and is currently the director of youth and community Eengagement. She is a graduate of the 2017 Boston Division’s Citizens Academy and an active member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

FBI Director Christopher Wray presents Boston Division recipient Suzanne Walmsley with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 20, 2018.

Director Christopher Wray with Suzanne Walmsley. Select image for related material, including story and photos.

“Suzanne’s record of outstanding community service and partnership with the FBI make her truly deserving of this year’s award. One of her greatest passions is working with inner-city youth and giving back to the community. Her work has fostered strong partnerships with community leaders, educators, and law enforcement,” said SAC Shaw.

Among the various community engagement initiatives that Ms. Walmsley has been involved with, is the Road to Wellness, a 5K road race and community festival that attracted more than 500 participants in the Boston area. She also was instrumental in coordinating the Boston Marathon Youth Running Jamboree, providing an opportunity for inner-city youth to experience the joys of track and field, along with Boston Middle School Cross Country Championship program which is a four-week course focused on teaching the fundamentals of running, teamwork, and good health to inner-city youth.