Kip Koons

My name is Kip Koons and I have served on the Board of Selectmen since 2015. I am running again because I believe our town benefits from leadership that has experience, judgement and values fiscal restraint.  


A graduate of Cornell University, George Washington University Law School and Harvard Business School’s Executive Marketing Program, I have years of experience in banking, corporate development, and financial consulting.


As a lifelong resident of Darien, I have been an active volunteer in the community. Currently, I am the co-Chair of the Ox Ridge Elementary School Building Committee and serve as a Board Member, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee for Family Centers, Inc. (1990-present).   I served as Board President and Chairman of the Finance and Nominating Committees for the Darien YMCA (1986-1992) and Vice Chair and Director of the Darien Red Cross (1993-2002). 


My wife Jill and I have three children and eight grandchildren living in Fairfield County.  Two of our grandchildren attend Darien public schools.  


Fun fact:  I learned to play hockey on Gorham’s Pond, fell through the ice and was saved by my brother, and went on to play hockey at Cornell University.

3 Favorite Foods

Beef Bourguignon, Ossobuco & Slow Roasted BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Favorite Songs


composed by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Mitchell Parish,


Parchman Farm

as sung by Mose Allison



I've Got The World On A String

composed by Harold Arlen and sung by Tony Bennett

Favorite Books

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard 

John Adams by David McCullough

Favorite Movie

A Man for all Seasons

One of My Heros

Favorite Quote

"You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer"

-Winston Churchill

General Geroge Marshal

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