About the Deputy Commissioner
Douglas Farnham was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Taxes in March of 2020.
He has served the Department since 2011 as VTax project director, business analyst, section chief for fiduciary taxes, and Property Valuation and Review Division Director. Most recently he was the director of Policy, Outreach, and Legislative Affairs.
Prior to joining the Department, Deputy Commissioner Farnham served for 6 years in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence analyst and learned to speak, read, and write Mandarin Chinese. Farnham holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in Asian studies and a master’s degree in public administration from Norwich University.
Originally from Marshfield, Deputy Commissioner Farnham returned to Vermont in 2007 after completing his military service. He currently lives in Montpelier with his wife, Marlena, and their son, Xavier.