Steve Collins accepting his MOTY award from Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO, Maureen Hunt (photo by Kim MaMullan)

Steve Collins, long-term partner in Hermosa Cyclery and a driving force behind the Fiesta Hermosa bike valets since 2010 was deservedly honored as Man of the Year by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce on January 12.

In addition to his his extraordinary efforts providing support and free services at the twice yearly Hermosa bike valets, Collins also donates dozens of bicycles annually to the Hermosa Beach toy drive among his many community efforts. His organizing work on behalf of cyclists in the Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade resulted in a huge turnout helping to greatly increase our visibility in town.

Steve’s parents, his wife, Debbie, and his sister were all on hand at Union Cattle to see him receive his award as were two of his Hermosa Cyclery partners and fellow SBBC Board Member, Joe Galliani.

Steve Collins making his acceptance remarks (photo by Kim MacMullan)

Steve’s acceptance remarks were typically humble and gracious as he acknowledged the many Hermosans he credited as his inspiration, including members of the City Council who he cited for their volunteer contributions on behalf of the community.

Steve was also presented with commendations from representatives of Congresswoman Janice Hahn, County Supervisor Don Knabe, State Senator Ted Lieu, Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and the City of Hermosa Beach.

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