Rich Farrington was elected to the AWA board in November 2012 after being appointed to fill a vacancy on the board in April of that year. He represents Volcano, Pioneer, Buckhorn, and the Upcountry area. Farrington is a former Planning Commissioner, City Councilman, and Mayor of Ferndale, CA. He is president of the Fortress Way Road Association, is active in Upcountry Rotary, is a member of the Upcountry Community Council, and helped create and chaired the Council’s Fire Protection Committee. Rich is chair of the Agency’s Engineering and Planning Committee, Drought and Conservation, and CAWP Upcountry Outreach
Farrington has managed a private water system for a small subdivision for 17 years. He is retired from the US Forest Service where he served as an engineering geologist and civil engineer for 31 years.
Rich and his wife Susan live in Pioneer. They have owned property in Amador County for over 20 years. He enjoys fishing and backpacking. His term expires in December 2024.