Marino SVP Tom Corsillo Elected to Fairfield Plan and Zoning Commission
NEW YORK – November 14, 2023 – Marino, a full-service communications firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, announced that Tom Corsillo has won election to a four-year term on Fairfield, Connecticut’s Town Plan and Zoning Commission (TPZ).
Corsillo, who began his career at Marino in 2005, is a senior vice president and leads the agency’s award-winning public affairs practice. In his 18 years at Marino, he has led successful campaigns in support of some of the region’s most complex and high-profile land use projects.
In what was a highly competitive election, Corsillo received more than 8,700 votes – defeating experienced opponents with years of experience on the Plan and Zoning Commission. He previously served as an alternate on the TPZ after Fairfield’s Board of Selectmen appointed him in 2022 to fill a vacancy.
“Tom’s expertise goes far beyond media; he has a deep understanding of zoning and is highly skilled at engaging stakeholders to shape every development so that it reflects and earns the buy-in of the surrounding community,” said John F. Marino, president of Marino. “I know Tom will bring to public service the same strategic, creative, collaborative approach he brings to his work on behalf of our clients, and Fairfield is fortunate to have him as a member of its Plan and Zoning Commission.”
Corsillo has developed and executed comprehensive stakeholder engagement and media campaigns that have won approval for more than $12 billion in economic development and more than 10,000 new homes. This includes campaigns in support of the Innovation QNS, Halletts North, and Bruckner Boulevard rezonings, which together represented approximately 45 percent of all housing approved in 2022 by the New York City Council.
Other notable successes include Simone Development’s Sheridan Boulevard rezoning, approved in October, which will create nearly 1,000 affordable homes along the Bronx River; The Hudson’s Bay Company’s redevelopment of Westfield, NJ, approved in March; Starwood Capital’s 2017 rezoning of the former United Hospital site in Port Chester, NY; and RXR’s Garvies Point development in Glen Cove, NY, approved in 2016.
A housing policy expert, Corsillo produces The Housing Problem podcast, hosted by CPC chief executive and former NYC Housing Commissioner Rafael Cestero and Monadnock Development president Kirk Goodrich. He was a member of the Westchester County Association steering committee that in 2018 developed and published the organization’s Land Use Policy Playbook.
Corsillo has been recognized as one of New York’s top political consultants by City & State (2023 and 2022) for his work in land use as well as on campaigns in support of policy issues related to health care, voting rights, and sustainability, among other issues. He lives in Fairfield with his wife, Katherine, and their sons Nicholas and Jonathan, and has been a leading advocate in his town for “complete streets.”