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YWCA executive director to retire after 23 years

Lyda Fuller, executive director of the YWCA -NWT is retiring. After 23 years in the role, her last day will be May 31, 2020. Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo

Lyda Fuller, longtime executive director of the YWCA NWT and nationally recognized advocate for women, family and related social issues, will retire from her position in May.

Lyda Fuller, executive director with the YWCA NWT since 1996, will retire in May.
Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo

Fuller, 71, first came to Yellowknife in the summer of 1996, but has spent most of her career working with the network of YWCAs across the country.

She said on Friday that she feels it is time to move on from the role and hopes she is leaving a positive legacy for a new and energetic visionary for the position.

Fuller spoke with Yellowknifer regarding her career's work and said many challenges lie ahead.

As one of the largest non-government organizations in the NWT, the position oversees a six-million dollar budget, has 100 staff members and four-million dollars in physical assets.

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