Fagler’s work with Plum Creek and Envision Alachua is all about connections and building community; she enjoys meeting people and understanding their passions, inspirations and challenges. Through this understanding, she is able to connect people who can mutually benefit each other. Currently, Fagler is involved with many organizations including the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, the 2016 March of Dimes Committee and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture and Technology Council. She has been involved with more than 15 other organizations over the years. Fagler feels her most recent impact achievement was her participation in the Alachua County Education Compact. She was instrumental in encouraging dialogue between the individuals and organizations involved in the final product.
Family is at the center of Fagler’s life. She and her husband, Chauncey, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary recently and have two accomplished daughters. Fagler says that creating and nurturing a family with her husband is her greatest accomplishment.
Fagler loves seeing people realize that they can become more than they thought they could be. She is passionate about being there for people — as a sounding board or a cheerleader — in order to help them step into better futures.
Seeing the community live in the preeminence it wants, where quality of life is enjoyed by everyone who seeks it, is Fagler’s vision for Greater Gainesville. She is excited to see the day when a sustainable tax base can support the entire county’s needs — from schools to roads to services to programs — and every child graduates from high school.
Fagler has lived in seven states and 18 different homes over the years. Gainesville is now home, and she has been here longer than any other place.