On January 25, 2007, Michael Collins received a resolution from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in honor of his journalist achievements and career as an investigative reporter. The resolution was presented at the Los Angeles Press Club at a celebration of Michael’s 50th birthday and 24 years as an investigative journalist.
The Board of Supervisors of Ventura County
WHEREAS, Michael Collins was born on January XX, 1957 in Walnut Creek and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1975 and UCLA in 1980; and
WHEREAS, Michael Collins has become one of the nation’s top investigative journalists, specializing in articles about major environmental issues and writing about various environmental controversies which may not have come to the public’s attention otherwise; and
WHEREAS, among the many journalistic exploits of this investigative reporter in his investigation of pollution problems at the Chino Hills facility of munitions giant Aerojet; his groundbreaking investigation of the Ahmanson Ranch imbroglio; his expose of the contaminated soil of the proposed Runkle Canyon housing development in Simi Valley; and other investigations for which he has justly won great acclaim; and
WHEREAS, Michael Collins has continued his remarkable career, his latest journalistic coup being his five-year investigation of the nuclear and chemical dump in Brentwood on VA property, and his latest journalistic initiative being the website, EnviroReporter.com which he manages along with his website creator, webmaster and editorial collaborator, Denise Anne Duffield.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ventura County Board of Supervisors does hereby honor Michael Collins on the occasion of his 50th birthday, and honors his many journalistic accomplishments, and a great career in investigative reporting which has established him as one of America’s greatest reporters.
PRESENTED ON THIS 25TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2007
Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Linda Parks, 2nd District
Steve Bennett, Supervisor 1st District
Kathy Long, Supervisor 3rd District
Peter C. Foy, Supervisor 4th District
John Flynn, Supervisor 5th District