“There’s a lot more to us than a tax rate,” Lucier said. “There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go in from these employees.”
Whoever does ultimately succeed Lucier will have access to a much nicer office than she did when she first started. Last summer, the Veterans Service office moved out of its closet-sized “dungeon” in 9 School Street to the brand new Nicholas Costello Transportation Center, where it now has at least four times as much space as before.
There is currently no timetable set to name a permanent replacement for Lucier.