Appointed to Board January 1, 2016; term expires December 31, 2018
Appointed Chair on April 20, 2016
Chair, Governance Committee
Audit and Finance Committee, ex officio
Chief Executive Officer, Athabasca Tribal Council
Maggie Farrington first moved to Fort McMurray to assume the position of Director, Aboriginal & Rural Relations with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which she held until 2015, after which she joined the Athabasca Tribal Council.
Ms. Farrington was motivated to join WBHDC’s Board of Directors because she is passionate about community service, as reflected by her other community appointments. These include serving as Vice-Chair of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee and Chair of its People Sub-Committee. She is also a Board member of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta.
Ms. Farrington’s special interests during her tenure with the Board are to strengthen relationships with all WBHDC’s stakeholders, including current and prospective tenants, community organizations and rural and Indigenous communities throughout the entire region that WBHDC serves.
Prior to joining this community, Ms. Farrington was a criminal litigator in Ontario.
She has a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto (2005), and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a specialty in servant leadership from Gonzaga University (2015). In addition, Ms. Farrington is a certified yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training and she has completed a thesis on the intersection of leadership and yoga.