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2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Salt Lake City
Pamela Atkinson

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Salt Lake City Division is pleased to honor Pamela Atkinson, a community leader and advocate for the homeless, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

For the past 25 years, Ms. Atkinson has offered hope and a helping hand to thousands of Utah’s homeless, low-income, and at-risk youth and adults. As part of a long-term effort to end chronic homelessness, the state established the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund (PAHTF), which is funded through contributions from Utah residents on state income tax forms. For more than 20 years, the PAHTF has financially supported temporary shelters, transitional housing, day centers, and other programs for the less fortunate. To enhance financial support of Ms. Atkinson’s efforts, Salt Lake City installed special parking meters in 2011. The meters were placed in downtown locations as a way to collect donations from visitors and fund various homeless services.

Through the years, Ms. Atkinson has worked with policymakers, law enforcement officials, and nonprofit organizations in an effort to enhance understanding of homelessness in Utah. She also has helped to establish charitable medical clinics and has created a number of Utah programs to aid children in need. In 2002, the Utah State Legislature unanimously passed a resolution to honor Ms. Atkinson for her tireless volunteer efforts.

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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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