The FBI Tampa Field Office is proud to announce Jacques Hakim, a civic leader dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of his community, as the recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) for 2021. Mr. Hakim is a Pasco County businessman, philanthropist, and educator who spearheads countless initiatives to assist the disadvantaged with hope and support. He was presented with the award today during the annual West Pasco YMCA of the Suncoast Prayer Breakfast.
“The FBI is proud to present Jacques Hakim with this award. Jacques is an engaged partner in the community and has made a significant and notable impact on Pasco County and beyond. His dedication and commitment are especially seen through the many programs he has created,” said Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Tampa Division, David Walker.
Mr. Hakim genuinely cares for his community demonstrated by the various service projects he has established. As a member of the YMCA Suncoast Chapter Branch Advisory Council, Mr. Hakim worked with Pasco County Schools and organized a school drive providing 300 students with backpacks and a year’s worth of supplies. He was also able to facilitate the donation of 2,000 pairs of shoes for students. Mr. Hakim gives his time and talents to improve the quality of life of those in need.
Mr. Hakim is a 2019 graduate of the FBI Tampa Citizens Academy. He continues to build on his relationship with the FBI by joining the Citizens Academy Alumni Association board of directors and creating community outreach events to help educate the public about the FBI and its mission to protect the American people.
The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award was formally created in 1990 to honor individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to the prevention of crime and violence in the community. Each year, FBI field offices nominate individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their communities through service.
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