Board of Supervisors Recognizes Women Throughout Riverside County
March 8, 2023
In honor of International Women's Day, the Board of Supervisors selected one woman throughout each district who has aimed to put their community first through innovation, efforts to bring social and economic change, and diligence to create a better society.
This year, Jewels Farmer of Norco was the Second District recipient of the 2023 Woman of the Year Award.
Jewels Farmer is a shining example of what it means to create a better community through diligence, economic change, and service. She is a woman of exceptional talent and dedication, a leader amongst her peers, and has accomplished remarkable achievements in the field of real estate in the City of Norco.
Jewels was named Women of the Year by the National Association of Realtors in 2004. Her most recent awards include being named the Top-Producing Real Estate Agent for Keller Williams Norco for the last four years.
The Norco Chamber of Commerce awarded her Realtor of the Year for 2021 and 2022. In 2022, she was awarded the Community Spirit award by the Norco City Council. In addition, she has received numerous awards from companies such as Inland Empire Magazine and Expertise.com.
Jewels also contributes to Norco by sponsoring and volunteering her time to various community programs such as Norco’s Horse Week, Norco’s Ranch Tour, and she received the Home Beautification Award. In addition, Jewels continues to donate a portion of each commission check to numerous charities, including the American Legion, Norco FFA, 4H Group, NDR Therapeutic Riding Center, and many more.
Jewels not only serves our nation’s heroes through hosting home-buying seminars, but she is also a veteran herself. She served in the United States Air Force for over 26 years, from 1987-2014. She was the first female aircrew member in her wing to complete her training course at the top of her all-male class.
Jewels later became an instructor and evaluator of inflight air refueling. After 9/11, Jewels was deployed overseas refueling planes during wartime. In 2006 She cross-trained to be a Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator completing the course at the top of her class with 100% on all evaluations and tests.
She went on to be an instructor and evaluator as an MQ-1 Sensor Operator (Predator) RPA. In 2008 was asked to be the initial cadre to start an official schoolhouse teaching other future RPA pilots and sensor operators to fly.
Jewels ended her career as a Senior Master Sergeant and the Superintendent of the RPA Schoolhouse. Her name is on display on the side of the MQ-1 in the March Air Force Base Museum. Jewels has numerous military awards, including Airman of the Year, for her wing. With all her accolades and achievements, Jewels still finds time to enjoy her hobbies, including breeding and showing dogs.
Lisa Green accepted the award on behalf of our winner, Jewels Farmer. Jewels later accepted her proclamation at Good Morning Corona.