Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE was accompanied by SDLP Cllr Stephanie Quigley on Friday night as she arrived at a Gala dinner to celebrate the incredible work carried out throughout her 11 years in office as Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim.
Cllr Stephanie Quigley says she has always been inspired by Mrs Christie.
“She is honestly one of the warmest and most genuine people I have met in my role in local government. The Gala evening was a fitting celebration of an illustrious career, particularly highlighting her support for the younger generations within the community.”
The gala dinner was a formal event where representatives from each of the County Antrim councils had the opportunity to participate. It was also an opportunity for people and organisations across the County to mark the contribution of Mrs Christie as Lord Lieutenant.