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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Detroit Edward Deeb

Detroit field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Detroit Division is pleased to honor Mr. Edward Deeb, a community leader who is the co-founder of Metro Detroit Youth Day, an annual event that brings together thousands of young people for a day of fun and sportsmanship.

Metro Detroit Youth Day is the largest youth event in Michigan and draws more than 35,000 people to Belle Isle each July. The event was inspired following altercations in 1980 between youth and area retailers in Detroit. After meeting with community leaders, Mr. Deeb met with retailers, urging them to be more sensitive to young people in an effort to restore calm in the city.

To help resolve rising tensions, Mr. Deeb organized the first Metro Detroit Youth Day to show young people that the business community cared about them. In 1991, event organizers expanded their efforts to include anti-substance abuse programs, motivational speakers, entertainment, and a yearly ceremony that awards more than 50 participants with college scholarships.

Metro Detroit Youth Day has become an annual tradition that is highly anticipated by thousands of young people each year and has received several honors, to include the Point of Light Award from President George H.W. Bush.

Mr. Deeb remains the driving force behind the event and donates countless hours to ensure that the tradition is longstanding.

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2011 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 2011 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
- Las Vegas
- 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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