Gerald W Duncan, Master Governmental Treasurer

About the Treasurer

Gerald W. Duncan, Master Governmental Treasurer
139 Brookside Lane, Newport, Virginia 24128
(540) 921-1240 (W) (540) 544-7477 (H)

Overview of Professional Experience

Constitutional Officer Commonwealth of Virginia

Treasurer of Giles County |Manager Department of Motor Vehicle Licensing Agency |License Agent Department of Game and Inland Fisheries |Social Services Fiscal Agent |Revenue Collection Agent Giles County Public Service Authority

January 1, 2000- Present
• The scope of the treasurer’s responsibilities encompasses the collection of state and local funds, the disbursement and investment of local funds, and the accounting for those funds.
• Other duties include budget preparation, preservation of records, and preparation of unclaimed property reports.
• Handles procurement and purchasing for internal office, office management, personnel issues, and must be knowledgeable of the laws pertaining to these functions.
• Involved with all phases of public accounting.
• Daily interaction with the public dealing with Treasurer and DMV related issues.
• The treasurer is an elected official and operates independently of local government.
• Operate and manage a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles licensing agency in addition to   being Treasurer. Volume of business is approximately $800,000 yearly.
• License agent for Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
• Bill and collect revenue for the Giles County Public Service Authority.

United States Department of Army
Research Development Acquisition Information Systems Activity (RDAISA)

June 8, 1967 – April 4, 2000

  • Civil Service developer and designer custom software for the Army
  • Chief Acquisition Information Management (AIM) Services Division January 1998 – April 2000


1963 to 1967 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia  VA Tech
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (Financial Management)

1986 to 1989 – Radford University
Radford, Virginia

Masters in Business Administration (Information Management)

2000 to 2002 – University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Charlottesville, Virginia
Master Governmental Treasurer Certification Program

 1963 – Giles County High School, Pearisburg, Virginia

Awards and Special Recognition


  • President Treasurer’s Association 2009-2010
  • Treasurer’s Association Presidential Award 2010-2011
  • Treasurer’s Association Presidential Award 2011-2012
  • Treasurer of the Year 2013-2014
  • Commendation by the Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly Joint Resolution Number 105 January 2014 GDuncanGeneralAssembly
  • Special Commonwealth Award 2016 Treasurer’s Association of Virginia
  • Treasurer’s Association Presidential Award 2016-2017

Civil Service Department of the Army

  • Department of Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service 1997.
  • Department of Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service 1998.
  • Department of Army Superior Civilian Service Award with Medal 2000.
  • United States Acquisition Corps Coin presented for Excellence of Service 1997 by the Army Acquisition
  • The Flag of the United States of America flown over the Capitol at the request of the Honorable Charles S. Robb, United States Senator, in honor of retirement from civil service.
  • Personalized letter from President William J. Clinton commemorating retirement from civil service.
  • Numerous outstanding performance awards and sustained superior performance awards with monetary bonuses throughout my civil service career


  • Honored as the ‘Virginia Wildlife Conservationist of the Year’ in 1997 by the Virginia Wildlife Federation.
  • Presented the ‘Roger M. Latham Sportsman Service Award’ by the National Wild Turkey Federation 1996.
  • Charter inductee in the Virginia Wild Turkey Conservationist Hall of Fame sponsored by the Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
  • Member Delta Mu Delta which is a national business honorary society.


Treasurer’s Statement

My vision has always been to create an office, an atmosphere focusing on the best, the utmost customer service as we work for and with the people of Giles County as they interact with the Treasurer’s office. I feel we have been very successful in our objective.

Second focus was automation of the office and respective operations. Since taking office in 2000, the Treasurer’s office has leveraged changes in technology and made upgrading and modernizing all operational phases a top priority in order to improve productivity and service to the citizens. A major accomplishment, customers now have a 24/7 payment portal on-line to pay all bills sent by this office.

A third focus was to make the Treasurer’s office a one-stop for the people of our county to conduct their government business as much as possible by expanding services beyond those prescribed by the Constitution of Virginia for Treasurers. In summary this office collects taxes, sells vehicle decals, sells animal licenses, collects State Income tax, sells Virginia hunting and fishing licenses, bills and collects revenue for PSA and is a DMV Select Office.

One of the primary responsibilities is the collection of tax revenues. We have averaged 100.2% collection rate over the 16 years. We continue to work with taxpayers to establish payment plans to improve our collection rate and more importantly, help tax payers meet their obligation.

I am very proud to state that our office has received the Award of Office Accreditation by the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia sponsored by the Compensation Board, Commonwealth of Virginia. Along with myself being certified as a Master Governmental Treasurer, our office has four staff members certified as Master Governmental Deputy Treasurers through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and two recently hired staff members working on certification.

I advocate an open door policy. If you have any questions and/or suggestions as to how we can better serve, please do not hesitate to call upon me.