On September 21, 2011, the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit (FHCMD)presented its Fair Housing Leadership Award to shareholder John Obee. Mr. Obee has been a very active and successful FHCMD Cooperative Attorney and a member of the FHCMD Board of Directors since the mid-1980s. He was awarded the leadership award for his activities as a fair housing educator and trainer, especially with the members of the real estate industry. He has given numerous fair housing presentations to members of the National, Michigan, and local Association of Realtors; many real estate brokerages have relied on his fair housing knowledge to train their sales agents; and lawyers who represent both plaintiffs and defendants in housing discrimination lawsuits have benefited from his legal and fair housing skills and experience. The award ceremony was held at the Historic Hecker-Smiley Mansion on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.