Adelina FarriciPosition: Executive Director of the Association for Local Autonomy
Adelina Farrici is the Executive Director of the Association for Local Autonomy. She was born on April 8, 1968, in Burrel. After completing “Pjetër Budi” high school in Burrel, Adelina attended the studies at the University of Tirana, at the Faculty of Natural Sciences where she graduated in 1990, in the branch of physics. In 2010, she attended postgraduate studies in the field of Business Administration.
Starting from 1990, for two consecutive decades, Farrici would be involved in the education system, where she would work as a teacher and director in several pre-university education institutions. During this period, she would be involved in several movements where she stood out as an activist of women's rights and community involvement in decision-making processes.
In 2011, she was elected the first woman mayor in the history of Burrel Municipality, one of the most important units of Dibra district. As a mayor, Farrici succeeded in triumphing on gender biases, encouraging the female figure in this region to become more involved in decision-making processes. At the same time, she would bring more transparency and inclusiveness of citizens to the local governance, as she would devote special attention to social problems and vulnerable groups.
During Farrici’s governance, the city of Burrel would experience a period of sustainable economic and social development and a maximal commitment by the local government authorities towards the development of school infrastructure and environmental protection. She will also be remembered for a special contribution to the development and implementation of the territorial reform and the decentralization process, especially in the Mat area and across the country.
Adelina Farrici would be elected the Executive Director of the Association for Local Autonomy in December 2015. At present, she is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the FLED project supported by the Swedish Government and Secretary of the National Delegation to the Congress of Regional and Local Authorities.
Farrici has conducted several specializations provided by the most prestigious institutions and organizations, both within and outside the country, focusing on local governance and decentralization, education management, gender equality and women's involvement in decision-making processes.
She masters English and Russian languages.
Adelina is married to Urim and together they have two sons, Renaldo and Klajdi.