A musician by training, Amy Anderson was first elected to Woodstock Town Council in 2012. She was re-elected in 2016, continuing her second term as Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Economic Development Committee.
In her time on Council, she has been an advocate for small businesses, arts and culture, increasing tourism, welcoming newcomers and revitalizing Woodstock's downtown, while understanding the importance of fiscal accountability. She has also been a member of Woodstock's Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) since 2011, giving her a clear understanding of the municipal planning process and how it impacts the day-to-day lives of residents and businesses.
As a small business person, Amy has worked with families seeking music and art lessons for their children since 2004. She was also the music specialist teacher at Hartland Community School from 2006-2010 and knows first-hand the rewards and challenges of teaching. She is currently in her 14th year as Music Director at Saint James United Church in Woodstock.
In 2008, Amy was a founding member of the River Valley Arts Alliance, which organizes the annual Dooryard Arts Festival in Woodstock. The economic impact of the festival continues to grow, and it provides an important showcase for up-and-coming artists and musicians in Carleton County and the Maritimes.
In 2016, Amy was appointed to the New Brunswick Arts Board and is now the Second Vice-Chair. She is the Chair of the Strategy and Governance Committee, which has completed a new strategic plan to support the talented and hardworking professional artists of New Brunswick.
Amy also plays in a vintage jazz group called “Tin Pan Darlings” with her sister, Tracy Anderson. They released their debut album and silent movie in March 2018. Amy is married and has lived in Woodstock since 2004, when she graduated from Mount Allison University.