Feb 012013

MICHAEL Maughan, a man regarded as a quiet “do-er”, was named as Parramatta’s top citiizen, said the Parramatta Advertiser.

Telopea stalwart Michael was named Parramatta Citizen of the Year on Australia Day.

The modest businessman said he was “overwhelmed” to be named the area’s top citizen, out of a hotly contested field of 14.

Mr Maughan has worked tirelessly for the Telopea community and with the Lions Club for decades.

The awards were announced following the citizenship ceremony in Parramatta Town Hall on Australia Day. Lord Mayor John Chedid congratulated the nominees, who he said “went above and beyond the call of duty to the community”.

Cr  Chedid presented the awards together with Parramatta’s Australia Day Ambassador, Bob Turner, one of Australia’s most recognisable and respected sports personalities.

Michael Maughan has been an active participant and strong advocate for community groups across Western Sydney and Parramatta for more than two decades.

Michael is chairman of the NSW and ACT Nurses Scholarship Foundation in addition to being an active member of the Lions Club of Carlingford-Dundas.

Our congratulations to Michael. Your dedication to the community is recognised and this award is but a symbol of that recognition. May God bless you, your work, and every community you serve.