Joseph Marchese has been a resident of Darien for 33 years and Ward Five Alderman for 22 years. He and Cathlynn Marchese have been married for 46 years. They have three adult children, Jeffrey (Christie), Jon (Lynda), Jameson; and two grandchildren, Jake and Ella.
Joseph is retired following a 35-year career as a High School Teacher and Administrator, as well as a Graduate School instructor In the Masters in Leadership Program at Benedictine University. A 45-year parishioner at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Darien, Joseph has served the Darien Community as president, chair, co-chair or member of 18 Darien civic, religious, recreational and service groups.
During his tenure on the Darien City Council he has served on the Administrative Finance Committee, Police Committee and has chaired the Municipal Services Committee for the past 10 years. Joseph was elected to serve as Darien’s Mayor in April 2019.