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Marek Kozikowski

State Representative Candidate, 14th District

Phone:

(860) 670-0372

Email:

Hometown:

South Windsor, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

March 15, 1983

Marek's Timeline

1983

Nearly lifelong resident of South Windsor where he grew up on Griffin Road with his parents and older brother and sister. Spent his childhood riding his bike all over town, building forts and trails in the woods, and making money mowing lawns, raking leaves, shoveling driveways, taking out trash cans for elderly.

1999

While in highschool Marek was hired by the Town of South Windsor Building Department as an office assistant. He worked part time after school and during school vacations for the next seven years learning the administrative functions of municipal government.

2001

He attended South Windsor Public Schools from kindergarten through graduation Class of ‘01. He played football and lacrosse for the high school earning All-Conference honors. Marek met his wife, Kristen, through a mutual friend and he ultimately married his high school sweetheart.

2004

Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Economics & Geography (Double Major). Later earned an MA in Economics and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from UConn.

2005

Started his career in planning and development as an Assistant Transportation Planner with the Midstate Regional Planning Agency in Middletown.

2007

Worked as a planner for the Town of Greenwich, CT for even years. He was promoted twice and served as Senior Planner.

2011

Became a member of the American Institutue of Certified Planners (AICP).

2017

After residing in West Haven, CT for 11 years, Marek moved back to South Windsor with his family, wife Kristen, 3 daughters and son. They moved into Stanley Waldron's farmhouse on Clark Street, who was a local farmer, citizen of the community, and Kristen's grandfather.

2018

Became the Town Planner for the Town of Berlin, CT. Wrote and advocated for zoning legislation that lead to transit oriented development near the Berlin train station, mixed use development on the Berlin Turnpike, and affordable housing. Later served as Interim Town Manager.

2018

Nominated to service on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association. Served as Chair for the Conference Planning Committee and Treasurer.

2019

Became the City Planner for the City of Middletown, CT and was later promoted to Director of Land Use. Oversaw, planning, zoning, flood plain management, open space management, and environmental protection for the city. Provided leadership in the development of a new riverfront master plan, developing the Plan of Conservation and Development and the Affordable Housing Plan.

2019

Elected to the South Windsor Board of Education and served one term. Supported funding the district’s Strategic Plan. Also serviced on the Energy Committee.

2021

Elected to the South Windsor Town Council. Also served on the Energy Committee, Personel Committee, and Capital Projects Committee. Drafted ordinances and resolutions. Supported funding for capial projects. Service as liason to the Planning & Zoning Commission an the Strategic Planning Committee.

2022

Formed a new local political party, the United Community Party, to separate from divisive politics and major party ideologies.

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