BROOKLINE – Town Administrator Mel Kleckner is pleased to announce that Devon Fields will step into a new role as Assistant Town Administrator for Operations for the Town of Brookline.
Fields began in her new role on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Fields has worked as Brookline’s Administrative Services Director since fall 2019, with responsibilities that included overseeing many of the operations of the Office of the Select Board and Town Administrator, coordinating with town partners, digitizing town processes and overseeing the town’s recreational and medical marijuana licensure process.
In her new role, Fields will expand on those responsibilities by participating on the town’s executive team, coordinating the core functions of town government, serving as a principal contact for internal and external stakeholders and overseeing the day-to-day operations — including supervising staff — in the Select Board and Town Administrators’ Offices. Additionally, she will play a key role in constituent services and will serve as the town’s public information officer.
This role fulfills Kleckner’s goal of creating an additional management position as part of the town’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget.
“Devon has been an invaluable member of our team since the day she arrived in Brookline. This is a well-deserved step forward in her career, and I look forward to the increased impact she will have in supporting the town’s work on behalf of its residents,” Kleckner said. “She’s made myriad contributions, including taking on a key role in developing and executing the town’s wide-ranging response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and keeping the community informed about the pandemic’s impacts in Brookline.”
Prior to joining the Town of Brookline, Fields served for four years as the Senior Member Services Coordinator for the Massachusetts Municipal Association, as a graduate assistant in the Bridgewater State University Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement and as an intern at both the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs and in the Office of State Sen. Michael Rodrigues.
She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Bridgewater State and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Eckerd College. Fields is a native of Lakeville and resides in Winthrop with her husband and two dogs.