Southern Region, Chair
Caroline Farmer is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate and law degree from UNC. She worked for several years in Governor Hunt’s administration as an Agency Liaison and Director of Highway Beautification. Prior to joining Attorney General Roy Cooper’s staff in 2003, she was in private practice.
At the Attorney General’s office she oversaw the public education efforts statewide on topics such as identity theft, financial exploitation of older adults, Internet safety for children, etc. In 2017, Governor Cooper appointed Ms. Farmer as Executive Director for the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service where she oversaw federal AmeriCorps grants, the Governor’s Page Program, the Governor’s Volunteer Awards and disaster volunteerism and donations.
In October of 2021, Ms. Farmer became the Executive Director of the Governor’s Crime Commission where she oversees the Criminal Justice Analytics Center and 130 million in federal grant awards assisting law enforcement and victims around the state. She serves as Secretary of the board of the NC Education Corps and the National Association of State Commissions.
Ms. Farmer has two children, Cate and Brendan.