Steve Jobs recently received a posthumous award. The Cupertino, California Chamber of Commerce has awarded the late Apple co-founder with the organization’s President’s Award, according to the Palo Alto, California Patch.

Awarded annually, the President’s Award is handed out at the Chamber’s STAR (Service Teamwork Achievement Recognition) Award ceremony. It recognizes those who perform outstanding community service or show exceptional leadership.

Accepting the award on Jobs’ behalf was Michael Foulkes, Apple’s senior manager for state and local government affairs.

Said Foulkes:

We all miss him so much here, but, um, he believed that technology was a mental bicycle and that’s all it was; nothing more, nothing less. It should make each of us be better than we are. He always followed that and the company still follows that, and hopefully will follow it for generations to come.

So Steve lives in all of us. Those who worked with him miss him dearly but he lives in our hearts. All of you who have a device at home or in your pockets, hopefully that is your mental bicycle and make you be a better person than you are.”

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Jobs, who along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, founded Apple in 1976. The former CEO died in October, aged 56.