Eric Duncan

Eric Duncan has had a successful career in both the government and private sector at the age of 31. He brings a mix of public and business experience having served in various capacities at all three levels of government and working at his family’s trucking business, JED Express, in South Mountain.

He was one of youngest elected officials in Canadian history as a municipal Councillor in North Dundas at the age of 18, and was elected Mayor in 2010 at the age of 22. He made further history as the youngest Warden in SD&G’s 168 year history in 2014.

Eric became the first consecutive term Warden in the Counties’ history the following year, which allowed him to be elected Chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus in 2015, an influential group of regional governments in Eastern Ontario that works with the provincial and federal governments on policy issues.

Eric works alongside his father Edwin at JED Express in South Mountain. Their family business that employs over 60 staff has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies® annually since 2016.

Session

Simple, Can-Do Ideas for Small Rural Towns & Municipalities

Have you heard about a great idea, but think it can’t be done in your municipality because you’re ”too small”? Do you need some ideas for best practices that can be implemented with limited resources and expertise? This session will share some innovative ideas and best practices that had been developed in the Township of North Dundas by staff and Council during Eric’s 8 years as Mayor (2010-2018). Whether it is better communication with residents, customer service improvements, innovative events, or programs and partnerships with local organizations, this is a great session to learn several practical ideas to implement in your municipality.