Duncan McCoy grew up in Las Vegas, his dad was a mission priest for the Episcopal Church and worked for the Bishop of Nevada. His mom (after 4 boys were out of the house) worked for the Clark County School District, teaching 7th grade English and Social Studies at Woodbury Jr. High in Las Vegas.
Duncan McCoy graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas in 1966 and entered the U.S. Navy immediately following graduation.
He is a Vietnam veteran and served aboard USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), USS Durham (LKA-114), and the Naval Radio Station at Jim Creek, Washington.
He was honorably discharged from the Navy in May, 1970, as ETR-2 (E-5) electronics technician, specializing in shipboard radar maintenance.
Following naval service, he attended UNLV (1970-74), graduating cum laude with a BA in History (GPA 3.78), then Indiana University, receiving the MLS (Master of Library Science) degree in 1976 (GPA 4.0).
Duncan McCoy's professional library experience includes:
Head of Extension Services at Kokomo Public Library, Kokomo, IN, 1976-78
Director of the Hays Public Library, Hays, KS, 1978-81
Director of Garfield County Public Library, New Castle, CO, 1981-84
Director of Albany County Library, Laramie, WY, 1984-89
Director of Boulder City Library District, 1989-2008
He retired from Boulder City Library District on July 1, 2008. He married Mary Elizabeth Lee, of Henderson, NV, on December 27, 1971. They have 1 daughter, Elizabeth, now married. She graduated from the UNLV Hotel School, and is living in Las Vegas. Duncan and his family have resided in Boulder City since July, 1989.
Organizations and Affiliations:
Member of American Library Association, Mountain-Plains Library Association, and Nevada Library Association
Member of Rotary Club of Boulder City since June, 1989
Past president, Rotary Club of Boulder City, 1993-1994
4th of July Rotary Pancake chairman, 2004 – Present
Past president, Nevada Library Association, 1996
Treasurer, Nevada Library Association, 1994-95 and 1997-98
Past president, Kiwanis Club of Laramie, WY, 1987
Graduate of Boulder City Police Department (BCPD) Citizen’s Academy
Volunteer member of BC Juvenile Conference Committee
Past board member, Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum and Historical Society
Delegate to the (NV) Governor’s Conference on the Future of Libraries, 1990 (6/8/09)