Emery elected as Amherst's new deputy mayor

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Beats out Baker, Rhindress for one-year term

Lisa Emery is Amherst's new deputy mayor.

Lisa Emery is Amherst's new deputy mayor.

AMHERST – Amherst has a new deputy mayor.

The daughter of former mayor Ray Emery was elected the town’s new deputy mayor during council’s October meeting on Monday.

Lisa Emery replaces George Baker, whose one-year term as deputy mayor expires Oct. 30.

Baker let his name stand for a second term as deputy mayor, while veteran councillor Terry Rhindress also brought his name forward for the position.

Emery, the former chairwoman of the Amherst board of police commissioners, was first elected to council in last October’s municipal election.

She has taken a leadership role with many community volunteer projects over the years including the Community Garden, the police commission and the Cumberland Child Advocacy Association. She has also served on the board of governors for the Nova Scotia Community College and recently helped organize the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police and Board of Police Commissioners fall meeting at the Wandly.


Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College, Amherst board, Community Garden Cumberland Child Advocacy Association Nova Scotia Chiefs Police and Board of Police Commissioners Wandly

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  • Davey Lee Goode
    October 29, 2013 - 11:35

    Congratulations to Lisa Emery - A good choice for our community.