AMHERST – Sheila Christie has been re-elected to a second term as Amherst’s deputy mayor.
Christie, who was first elected to council in last October’s municipal election, defeated veteran councilor and former deputy mayor Terry Rhindress during Amherst’s October council election.
The deputy mayor serves a one-year term beginning Nov. 1 and expiring Oct. 31. She will represent the town at functions the mayor cannot attend.
As deputy mayor, Christie receives an annual honorarium of $16,250 compared to $14,361 that a councillor gets.
Christie, who was born and raised in Amherst, has served on numerous community organizations and works as a financial controller at Hatheway Ford.