Deputy Secretary, Agency of Administration
State of Vermont
After six years of military service in the 82nd airborne, in 2011 Douglas Farnham joined the Vermont Department of Taxes and served in several roles: Deputy Commissioner, Policy Director and Economist, and Director of Property Evaluation and Review. In 2020 he joined the Agency of Administration as the Chief Operational Officer and was appointed Deputy Secretary in 2021. He has responsibility for eligibility assessments, accounting and the audit framework required for nearly $3 billion in Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds. He is responsible for maximizing the value of monies directed to emergency response and economic recovery by working with the Vermont Emergency Management and state agencies that receive and/or administer grants and independent grant recipients outside of state government.