Mayor Robert C. Willey administered the Oath of Office to Easton Utilities Commissioner W. W. “Buck” Duncan, Jr. for an additional six-year term commencing April 1, 2019. As chairman of the Easton Utilities Commission, he is charged with governance and oversight of Easton Utilities, along with Rodanthe Hanrahan and William Stagg, per the Town of Easton’s charter. “I am honored to continue my role as a Commissioner and look forward to the exciting opportunities facing Easton Utilities. We will continue our focus on safely providing delightful customer experiences with reliable and cost-effective utility services,” stated Duncan.
Mr. Duncan currently serves as President of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation and is extremely committed to the Eastern Shore, especially Talbot County. He was previously President and CEO of Talbot Bank, Chairman of Mercantile Eastern Shore Bank and served as Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He resides in Easton and currently serves on the board of Provident State Bank and Provident State Bank Holding Company. Over the years, he served on several local boards including United Fund of Talbot County, Rotary Club of Easton, The Memorial Hospital at Easton and Chesapeake College Foundation. Mr. Duncan earned a Master’s Degree in Management from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia. In addition, he was a Captain in the United States Air Force.