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Foxborough Selects Dedham Administrator as New Town Manager

Foxborough officials will seek to negotiate a contract with Keegan, who is available to start April 1.

Dedham Town Administrator Bill Keegan. Credit: File photo.
Dedham Town Administrator Bill Keegan. Credit: File photo.

Officials in Foxborough this week named their top choice for the new Town Manager position. 

The Foxborough Board of Selectmen on Tuesday made Dedham Town Administrator William Keegan an offer to be Foxborough's new Town Manager.

"I'm very fortunate and grateful for the opportunity to be at this stage," Keegan said Wednesday. "It's a great opportunity." 

The Foxborough Board of Selectmen named Keegan among three finalists for the role two weeks ago, with Norfolk Town Administrator Jack Hathaway and former Wayland town administrator Frederic Turkington listed as other finalists for the position.

Foxborough Selectmen James Devillis named Hathaway as his first choice, but joined the majority vote to give Keegan a unanimous welcome, according to the Sun Chronicle

Foxborough Board of Selectmen Chair Mark Sullivan, along with selectmen John Gray and Town Labor Counsel Leo Peloquin, will negotiate an employment contract with Keegan, who is available to start in Foxborough on April 1, before he makes a final decision to accept the offer, according to The Sun Chronicle. 

"I have mixed emotions about it," Keegan said. "I've had great relationships with the people of Dedham and the boards I've worked with over the years. It's a good group, so I go with mixed emotions but it's an opportunity for me to look at as a new challenge."

Keegan, a Seekonk resident, previously served as the Seekonk Town Adminstrator prior to serving in Dedham, and said the shorter commute would also weigh into his final decision.  

The Foxborough Board of Selectmen also voted Town Clerk Robert Cutler as acting Town Manager on Tuesday until the new manager is on board, according to the Chronicle. 

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