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6 CAMDEN-NARELLAN ADVERTISER Wednesday January 18, 2017 AUSTRALIA DAY WINNER: 2016 Young Citizen of the Year Kirilly White (centre) with Special Olympics Dance Performance Group member Melissa Eustace and mayor Lara Symkowiak. Recipient offers words of wisdom BEING named the 2016 Camden Citizen of the Year at last year’s Australia Day celebrations, “dramati- cally” changed the life of Keith Maddock. “I’ve learned so much more about this community than what I previously did,” he said. “We have a wealth of or- ganisations doing wonder- ful things. “I’ve been doing school visitations with the mayor and she has encouraged me to do those presentations. “It’s been an enlightening aspect of my life.” Mr Maddock said he had been humbled by the recog- nition and hoped the 2017 recipient would also em- brace the title. “Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy be- cause you will have a fantas- tic time is the advice I’d give to this year’s Camden Citizen of the Year,” he said. “Whoever it is I hope can give the time and participate in events like I did.” Mr Maddock also offered some heartfelt advice to Camden residents. “I have a motto – you only get out of your community what you put into it,” he said. HONOURED: Keith Maddock, the 2016 Camden Citizen of the Year, said whoever was named this year's recipient should embrace the title.