Her diligence was a big reason that Selectman Denis Keohane, who voted not to renew Mearn’s contract, wanted to give Fagan a chance in the top job. “She was always good enough to be interim administrator, but she was never appointed, and that bothered me,” Keohane said.
Fagan said her children and her mother grew up in Milton, and she is fully invested in the town. She also said she appreciates the chance to serve in her new role after years as assistant town administrator.
“It’s nice when you are valued and people recognize the work you’ve been doing,” Fagan said. “It’s very humbling.”
Dave Eisenstadter can be reached at eisen.globe@ gmail.com.