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FBI Director Presents Community Leadership Award to Family of Rob Ingram

FBI Portland April 05, 2013
  • Beth Anne Steele (503) 460-8099

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III presented his Community Leadership Award to Dana Ingram on Friday, April 5, 2013, in honor of the work done by her late husband, Rob Ingram. Rob Ingram died unexpectedly in November 2011 at the age of 38.

The FBI’s Portland Division selected Mr. Ingram as its recipient of this national award for his legacy of extraordinary work in gang prevention and education. He began his work with at-risk youth in 1991 as a counselor for Emmanuel Community Services. Over the years, he worked with kids at many different non-profits and service organizations before being appointed as the director of the Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention in 2007. In addition to his work at the city, Mr. Ingram was active in the community. He served on the FBI’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Council, as president of the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals group, on the Big Brothers Big Sisters African American Advisory Board, and as the chair of the Gang Violence Task Force.

“Over the years, Mr. Ingram shared his personal story—the story of a child growing up in a family touched by gangs, drugs, and violence—to teach the lessons of hope and resilience. As we honor his work and dedication, we hope to inspire a new generation of men and women to stand up for what can be and should be a brighter future for our children,” said Greg Fowler, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon.

Every year, each of the FBI’s 56 field divisions chooses one person or organization to receive the Director’s Community Leadership Award. Each recipient must have shown a lifelong commitment to crime prevention or community service.

- Read related story on Director’s Community Leadership Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. for full list and high resolution images of recipients.