Frances Duncanson joined the City of Amery in August 2011 as City Clerk-Treasurer. Duncanson brings a broad range of municipal experience and education to Amery having served for over 22 years in local government. Fran graduated with honors from WITC-Rice Lake in computer accounting and began her career as a bank vault teller. Having an interest in public service Duncanson began municipal involvement in her hometown of Turtle Lake in 1995 as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, later serving as Village Administrator and Village Clerk-Treasurer. In addition prior to coming to Amery Fran served two years as Clerk-Treasurer for the Village of Clayton where she also served as Secretary of the Clayton Area Non-Profit Development Organization.
Duncanson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Clerk and Treasurer’s Institute and obtained the prestigious Wisconsin Certified Professional Clerk designation from the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association in 2012. Fran is also a Certified Municipal Treasurer of Wisconsin by the Municipal Treasurer’s Association of Wisconsin and served on the organizations Manual’s Committee from 2010-2012. In the fall of 2013 Duncanson completed the process to attain the professional designation as a Master Municipal Clerk from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Fran currently serves as Co-Director of WMCA District II, Co-Chairs the Professional Education Committee and is on the WMCA Board of Directors. In addition Fran enjoys working with the Amery Woman’s Club and received the organizations Ambassador Award in 2013 and was honored by the Amery Community Club with the Municipal Employee of the Year Award in 2015. Fran also serves on the Board of Directors of the Amery Area Community Foundation.
Fran and her husband Shayne live in the City of Amery. Fran’s outside interests include music, genealogy, and purebred cats.