Charles A. (“Kip”) Koons

Republican

Selectman

Yes

Darien

Financial Consultant-semi retired & Co-Chair Ox Ridge School Building Committee

Choate School

Cornell University

George Washington University Law School-JD, and Harvard Business School-Executive Marketing Program

The most important issue in 2019 is electing and appointing experienced and competent leaders to all of the key positions in Town government. Competence builds trust which begets confidence that issues will be well managed.

Fiscal restraint coupled with a continuing search for operating cost efficiencies resulting in limited tax increases. As the State pushes more costs on municipalities in an effort to solve its budget crisis, Darien will be challenged to find additional cost savings that could require adjusting service deliverables.

Wife - Jill, son - Charlie, daughter - Christine Lavin, step son - Jonathan Hoglund and eight grandchildren

“Family Centers, Inc. - Board member, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee, 1990 to present

Darien YMCA - Board President and Chair of the Finance and Nominating Committees, 1986 to1992

Darien Red Cross - Vice Chair and Director, 1993 to 2002”

Charles A. (“Kip”)

Koons

Republican

Selectman

Yes

Darien

Financial Consultant-semi retired & Co-Chair Ox Ridge School Building Committee

Choate School

Cornell University

George Washington University Law School-JD, and Harvard Business School-Executive Marketing Program

Most important issue: The most important issue in 2019 is electing and appointing experienced and competent leaders to all of the key positions in Town government. Competence builds trust which begets confidence that issues will be well managed.

Other issues: Fiscal restraint coupled with a continuing search for operating cost efficiencies resulting in limited tax increases. As the State pushes more costs on municipalities in an effort to solve its budget crisis, Darien will be challenged to find additional cost savings that could require adjusting service deliverables.

Family: Wife - Jill, son - Charlie, daughter - Christine Lavin, step son - Jonathan Hoglund and eight grandchildren

Current/other memberships: Family Centers, Inc. - Board member, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee, 1990 to present Darien YMCA - Board President and Chair of the Finance and Nominating Committees, 1986 to1992, Darien Red Cross - Vice Chair and Director, 1993 to 2002