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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Musse Olol

Portland field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Portland Division is pleased to honor Musse Olol, chairman and spokesperson for the Somali American Council of Oregon (SACO). Mr. Olol volunteers to assist Somali refugees in Oregon by serving as an interpreter, facilitator, counselor, and co-sponsor. Mr. Olol has been instrumental in organizing and leading efforts within his community to promote awareness of Somali issues and cooperation with the state of Oregon.

A recent graduate of the FBI’s Citizens Academy, Mr. Olol has helped foster increased awareness of the FBI’s responsibilities. Mr. Olol has created a mission and vision for SACO that empowers the Somali community to establish and maintain positive relationships with state and federal law enforcement agencies. In addition, SACO works to educate the greater Portland community and Somali families about the factors that lead to radicalization of youth.


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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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