Preble Street director finalist for national award

WASHINGTON — The executive director of Preble Street Resource Center is one of 20 national finalists for the Citizen Before Self Honors, chosen by recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Mark Swann of Portland is one of 10 finalists who are being recognized for "their willingness to sacrifice for others through a prolonged series of selfless acts," the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced today.

The other 10 finalists were chosen "for performing a single act of extraordinary heroism."

Three of the 20 finalists will receive the Citizen Service Before Self Honors. The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation will announce those names on March 12.

Profiles of the finalists are posted at

Swann’s profile hadn’t yet been posted as of early afternoon.