Seekonk resident and former Town Administrator Bill Keegan has been selected as the top choice for the new Town Manager in Foxborough.
Keegan, currently Dedham's Town Administrator, received an offer to be Foxborough's new Town Manager Tuesday night.
"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.