Marcy Minnick for Darien's Board of Selectmen
Marcy Minnick is seeking a position on the BOS because she believes her business management/small business ownership experience, her natural leadership qualities, her experience with Hartford and her ability to find common ground and common-sense solutions to complex issues is exactly what Darien needs in the coming years. Minnick is the ideal candidate to support the massive influx of small businesses and residents that will soon be setting root in our small town. Minnick can be an effective team member who provides solutions and listens to the desires and needs of all constituents.
Minnick firmly believes that government works best when it is of the people, by the people, for the people. Our nation was built on small government and freedom of individuality. Marcy Minnick supports these fundamental American values and honors, respects and upholds our Constitution.
10 years ago, Marcy and her husband Emanuel explored and fell in love with Darien. It’s location and ease of commute to our shoreline-based businesses, it’s top-flight school system and the kindness and outreach they felt from their neighbors and community leaders was next-level. They quickly made the decision to settle here with their three children Teagan (age 13) Tenley (age 10) and Tymon (age 7). They quickly became immersed within the Darien community. Marcy became an active member in the Ox Ridge PTO, chairing the social committee for 3 years and volunteering to lead both of her daughter’s girl scout troops.
In 2012, Emanuel left corporate life and started a small moving company based out of Darien. Residents in the town of Darien embraced Marcy and her husband, along with his business model. They are overjoyed and proud to be celebrating their 10th year in business here, in early 2022.
What Marcy brings to the job:
Public service has always been a calling for Marcy Minnick. She strongly believes that when given the skills and experience to help your fellow neighbors, coupled with the heart and head to effectively lead, one should volunteer to serve and give back.
A Connecticut native all of her life, Marcy was born and raised in Shelton. She attended Sacred Heart University, where she received an MBA in Business Management. While attending Sacred Heart she took an executive assistant position working for her family’s small contract manufacturing company in Milford, CT. Now, Minnick serves as the CEO at Excello Tool, where she is faced daily with the grim reality that Connecticut has not invested in the future of our workforce and that of our infrastructure.
As someone who believes in taking action, Minnick joined the board of ManufactureCT a statewide trade organization, where she currently serves as Vice President and heads the Government Affairs Committee.
In 2018, Marcy was elected to the Representative Town Meeting to be a practical and participating member of our town's democratic process. She has been serving on PZ&H since her election onto the RTM. She is excited for and committed to the success of ongoing town projects such as the redevelopment of Corbin district, Noroton Heights and Pear Tree Point Beach.
Marcy is borderline famous for her chocolate chip cookies.
Marcy’s children and husband are descendants of the first volunteer African American 29th Regiment of New Haven, CT. Their great-great-great grandfather fought in the Union Army, serving under Abraham Lincoln, to abolish slavery across our nation.