FBI Minneapolis
Public Affairs Officer Kevin W. Smith
(763) 569-8095
February 11, 2019

FBI Honors Twin Cities Resident Judith Meisel with Director's Community Leadership Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN—The FBI Minneapolis Division has selected Twin Cities resident Judith Meisel as the recipient of the 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Every year, each of the 56 FBI divisions around the country honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to his or her community through service.

On Sunday February 10, 2019, during a special event in Chaska, Minnesota, Minneapolis Division Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jill Sanborn and other FBI officials congratulated and recognized Ms. Meisel with this honor. In May of this year, FBI Director Christopher Wray will present the 2018 DCLA awards in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Ms. Meisel is a Holocaust survivor, educator, and civil rights activist who through her life story has illuminated the discussion of hate crimes, civil rights, and hope.

Ms. Meisel’s cooperation and involvement with the FBI and other law enforcement partners has been extraordinary and significant.

Ms. Meisel has had a positive impact on the community in so many meaningful ways. The FBI is proud to honor her leadership and service with the designation as the Minneapolis Division 2018 DCLA recipient.