Paula Duncan
District III

Paula Faye Adams-Duncan, a native of DeRidder, LA, moved to Lafayette in 1977. There, she earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She also holds an Associate Degree as a Church Business Administrator from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. She is the Owner of Paula’s Tax & Notary Services and CEO of Duncan Enterprises, Owner of PFAD’s Threads and the Owner/Broker of Duncan Realty Professionals, LLC.

Her designations include Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, Senior Real Estate Specialist, At Home with Diversity Specialist, Relocation Specialist, ePro and Broker Management.

She has served on the REALTOR® Association of Acadiana (RAA) Board of Directors since 2008 and was President of the Association in 2011. Duncan has served on RAA’s Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity, Membership, Public Relations, Education, MLS, Professional Standards, Realtor Commercial Alliance, Budget and Technology committees as well as several task forces. She also served on the Joint MLS Committee for Lafayette and Baton Rouge. She was inducted into the RAA Honor Society in 2006. During her real estate career, she has received Beyond Excellence, Platinum, Silver and Bronze Awards for her Production every year since 2003. Duncan was honored to be the recipient of the Pat Olson Award in 2010.

A graduate of the Louisiana REALTORS® Leadership Program. Has served on the State Fair Housing, Information & Technology, Professional Development and Professional Standards committees and is also a past member of the Louisiana REALTORS® State Board of Directors. Served as a member of the Finance Committee and Program Review Committee for Louisiana REALTORS®.

Duncan has served as a member and officer of several organizations, including the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, National Association of Female Executives, National Association of Church Business Administrators, American Society of Notaries, Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women, National Association of University Women, Board of Directors of 34WaysFoundation and the Lafayette Community Coordinator for the Foundation, Board of Directors of Habitat For Humanity, Board of Directors for the Gethsemane Christian Academy, She served as a leader in the Echoes of Encouragement Women Department of Gethsemane, work with the communication and social media department of Gethsemane Church of God in Christ. She is a board member of Gethsemane Training institute and Manager and Board of Directors for COGIC Credit Union, and an instructor for Gethsemane Training Institute.

Duncan has served her community through work with Habitat for Humanity and has been involved with the Lafayette Homebuyers Fair since 2004. She is also the co-founder of the nonprofit Ashmay Seeds of Abraham.

Duncan is the wife of a loving and supportive husband, William, the mother of two daughters, Aundrietta and Cherrelle. She also has a son-in-law, Christopher, and one grandson, Cohen Saint Paul.