Deputy Mayor Rinehart was elected to common council in the May 2012 election. She lives in the city’s west side and ran as councillor-at-large.
Dr. Rinehart works as a tenured professor at UNBSJ in the Faculty of Business. There, she has served as Acting Director of Cooperative Education, Director of the Electronic Commerce Research Centre, and Dean of the Faculty of Business.
Shelley’s community volunteer work includes serving on boards and committees in Enterprise Saint John, Saint John Board of Trade, Alternative Measures, and the Canadian Mental Health Saint John Branch, just to name a few. An avid hockey fan, Shelly has also been a billet parent to players of the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Shelley has a keen interest in the economic development of the city, and particularly in its tourism and energy sectors as well as strategic community planning.