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Christie re-elected as Amherst’s deputy mayor

Amherst Deputy Mayor Sheila Christie
Amherst Deputy Mayor Sheila Christie

AMHERST – Sheila Christie has been re-elected to a second term as Amhersts deputy mayor.

Christie, who was first elected to council in last Octobers municipal election, defeated veteran councilor and former deputy mayor Terry Rhindress during Amhersts 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.

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