MILTON – Nicholas Milano is the unanimous choice of the Milton Select Board to become the city’s next trustee.
Currently Deputy City Manager of Medfield, Milano was selected by council from a pool of three finalists at Wednesday night’s remote meeting. The other finalists were Melissa Goff, deputy city administrator of Brookline, and Thomas Guerino, executive director of the Greenfield Housing Authority and former city administrator of Bourne for nearly 15 years.
The appointment is subject to the contractual agreement between Milan and the city.
Board chairman Arthur Doyle said the appointment of a city administrator is “probably one of our most important responsibilities”.
Board members cited Milano’s experience working in a community similar in size and type of government to Milton, his commitment to open government, and his experience in dealing with issues such as school construction and the housing development.
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“He understands how a city works,” said Select Board member Richard Wells.
Board member Michael Zullas said Milano’s background made him “particularly suited to Milton”.
Board member Roxanne Musto was impressed with Milano’s energy and emphasis on transparency, as well as its small-town background.
Milano has held the Medfield position for almost three years. Prior to that, he was executive assistant to the mayor of Marlboro. He has also worked as a project coordinator for the Massachusetts School Building Authority and as an aide to the Legislative Assembly.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in urban affairs from Boston University.
The position was created when former city administrator Michael Dennehy left in February to take up a job in the private sector.
Former city administrator Annmarie Fagan has been the interim administrator since Dennehy’s departure.