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Richmond, Virginia

2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Richmond The Community Idea Stations
Richmond, VA
From left to right: Wayne Thomas, Iris Scott, the “Cookie Monster,” Cindy Charlton-Matejka,
and Curtis Monk

In Richmond, The Community Idea Stations have partnered with the FBI to promote the FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) program—an initiative aimed at keeping students safe on the Internet.

This year, The Community Idea Stations—a division of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting—began reaching out to its more than 400,000 viewers and listeners with a campaign promoting the FBI-SOS program. The campaign is expected to expand with the inclusion of radio and television advertising as this partnership continues to grow.

CEO Curtis Monk, an FBI Citizens’ Academy graduate, has become a strong partner of the FBI’s Community Outreach Program, and has allowed the division to host FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association events at the station. Recently, close to 100 Citizens’ Academy alumni gathered to learn about the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing Program.

The Community Idea Stations have worked to develop a strategy to promote the FBI SOS in Central Virginia. Through this collaboration, the FBI has developed strong relationships with local school districts.

FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
DCLA 2010

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2010 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.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk

- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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