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2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Miami Asian American Advisory Board

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

Board Chairman Ahmad Tavakoly accepts the award on behalf of the Asian American Advisory Board.

The Miami Division is pleased to honor Miami-Dade County’s Asian American Advisory Board (AAAB) as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

The AAAB was created to advise Miami-Dade County’s Board of County Commissioners, administration, communities, and other area agencies on matters related to the Asian American community. Its mission is to encourage the activities and participation of Asian Americans in civic, cultural, educational, and business endeavors. The board also works to eliminate ignorance and bigotry toward Asian Americans through educational programs that promote collaboration and cooperation among all of the diverse communities in South Florida.

The AAAB supports the Sahara-Asian Women in Distress program, which links women and child victims of domestic violence with community-based resources to help them recover. The AAAB also offers an eight-week internship program for college and graduate students. The internship experience exposes students to the county’s community development, public policy, and other social service processes. The AAAB supports students’ efforts to learn about issues that adversely impact their communities and to encourage them to find solutions to those problems.

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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 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 2012 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
- 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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