Congratulations to our own Bert Waugh Jr. as he recently accepted the annual FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for his decades of community service!
The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award is presented every year since 1990 by FBI field offices around the country to publicly honor those who have gone above and beyond the call to service by tirelessly working to make their own cities and towns a better and safer place for their fellow residents.
The award recipients come from all backgrounds, all professions, and all parts of the country, and the issues they focus on vary greatly. But according to Comey, “They are united by a single thing—an effort to do good.”
Comey explained why the FBI publicly recognizes community leaders in this annual ceremony. “First,” he said, “we want to thank them, because they’re doing the same things we’re doing, which is trying to make life better for the American people.”
“And secondly,” added Comey, “we want to show the world what America looks like…and that this is what we do in communities all over the country.” He also hopes that the honorees inspire others, especially young people, to follow in their footsteps.
Please watch below as Bert Waugh Jr. receives this prestigious award. We are so proud of you Bert!