MACo President Tom Duncan Honored for 57 Years of Public Service

2014 MACo President and longtime Talbot County Council Member Thomas G. Duncan was honored by scores of colleagues, friends, and family at a stirring celebration in Easton on November 16.

County Council Member Thomas G. Duncan has led a dedicated and committed career of public service:Tom Duncan

  • Soldier, 3rd Infantry Division 1957-1959
  • Maryland National Guard 1959-1960
  • Member, Maryland State Police 1960-1984
  • Member, Talbot County Council 1986-1993
  • Talbot County Sheriff 1993-2002
  • Member, Talbot County Council 2002-2014
  • Member, Maryland Association of Counties 1986-1993/2002-2014

Additionally Mr. Duncan has served as President of the Maryland Sheriff’s Association, member of the Governor’s Task Force on Gambling, Maryland’s Police Training Commission, Governor’s Advisory Council on Recycling, S.S. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church and President of the Parish Council, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge #1622, Talbot County Business Round Table, Easton Rotary, Talbot County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Maryland Troopers Association, Board of Directors of the Talbot County Arts Council, Board of Directors of the Easton Academy of the Arts, Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Board of Directors of the Izaak Walton League, and Board of Directors of Talbot Partnership.

Mr. Duncan plans to retire at the end of the current term, so a reception was held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 to honor and celebrate his 57 years of public service in Maryland.

Family, friends, the Talbot County Delegation, former and current colleagues gathered to honor Mr. Duncan and thank him for his service and commitment to not only Talbot County, but to the people of Maryland. The Talbot County Council presented Mr. Duncan with a plaque for extraordinary service, Senator Richard Colburn and Delegate Addie Eckardt both presented him with proclamations of gratitude from their respective chambers, and MACo presented Mr. Duncan with a framed and engraved portrait of Annapolis.

Mr. Duncan’s commitment to serving others has proven to be instrumental to the people of Talbot County – many speakers at the event commented on his conservative fiscal policies and his leadership on efforts such as maintaining the current location of the Easton hospital and the passing of smoking legislation in the county. Across Maryland, Mr. Duncan’s leadership as President of the Maryland Association of Counties has helped to open doors and further conversations among counties and county stakeholders so that all can collaborate more effectively for the people of Maryland.

MACo is thankful for Mr. Duncan’s service and leadership.