Annemarie Fagan, interim town administrator, was chosen from a field of four candidates Thursday night to be Milton's newest town administrator, according to Boston.com.
“I feel that she is the lion in a cage just waiting to be exposed. I feel she could be a great leader if we let her be,” said Selectman Denis Keohane, according to Boston.com.
Fagan, who has 18 years of experience working for the Town of Milton, has been the interim town administrator since the Selectmen voted not to renew Kevin Mearn's contract seven months ago.
Fagan said after Mearn's termination, she made a point to meet with staff members and rebuild moral.
Fagan has been Milton's assistant town administrator since 2000. Prior to that she served four years as the Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen and a year as principal clerk of the Park Department.
Fagan was the only Milton resident of the four remaining finalists and she was also the only candidate without a college degree or an advanced public administration education.
"I have life lessons and I have work experience," said Fagan in her Feb. 25 job interview.