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2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director Christopher Wray presents Knoxville Division recipient the Dollywood Foundation (represented by David Dotson) with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on May 3, 2019.

David Dotson accepts the Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of the Dollywood Foundation. Select image to view larger/download.

The Knoxville Division honors the Dollywood Foundation. After the Gatlinburg wildfires, Sevier County native Dolly Parton decided to help her hometown neighbors who had lost everything. Parton and the Dollywood Foundation provided $10,000 to each of 900 families. The donations brought renewed hope to a community devastated by the worst natural disaster in Tennessee history.

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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