David Joyner (he/him) is an eighth generation Eastern North Carolinian who works as an Assistant District Attorney for New Hanover County. David is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Campbell University School of Law. He is an Eagle Scout and has extensive nonprofit experience with the Boy Scouts of America, including serving on the Southern Region Board of Directors in 2012 and on the planning team for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, cohosted by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. This window of time saw major shifts in Scouting’s policies regarding LGBTQ youth and adult volunteers. In law school, David cofounded the LGBTQ student bar association, Lavender Law. He was a member of the Law Review and his academic writing was selected for publication on the topic of U.S. citizenship rights for children born abroad to LGBTQ American parents. Additionally, he externed at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and with the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of North Carolina. After law school, David returned to ENC. His current caseload includes representing the State and advocating for victims in domestic violence cases as well as the county’s Community Recovery Court and Veterans’ Treatment Court—two programs which support justice-involved individuals through substance abuse counseling, housing, and employment opportunities during early phases of their recovery. In addition to volunteering with the LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast, David regularly supports Cape Fear River Watch and is a member of the vestry (church board) of St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington.