Darrel was elected to the Lindenhurst Village Board as Trustee in March 2014. He previously served as Village of Lindenhurst Assessor and was a member of Lindenhurst Zoning Board of Appeals for five years. He was also a past member of the Town of Babylon Citizen Advisory Environmental Group for 20 years.
He was born in Lindenhurst and has resided in the Village for more than 60 years. His father was also born in Lindenhurst more than a century ago and lived here all his life until he passed.
Trustee Kost has three children: Darrel, Jr., who lives in Bar Harbor, Maine; Nicole, who resides in West Islip; and Natalie, who is a resident of Smithtown. He has two grandchildren, Jillian and Jake, who live in West Islip.
Currently, he coaches Pee-Wee basketball with his grandson. He was the recipient of three gold medals for “3 on 3” Basketball for Long Island senior games. He also coached Lindenhurst Girls Soccer for more than 10 years.
Darrel graduated from Lindenhurst High School and from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in civil engineering. He holds an M.S. in environmental engineering from Stony Brook University. He’s been a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer for 39 years. He is Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, as well.
Darrel retired from the New York State Department of Transportation with more than 40 years of service. During his tenure, he was appointed to Governor Mario Cuomo’s Scientific Beach Erosion Advisory Commission in 1992. He was Engineer of the Year in 1995 and represented the Commissioner of NYSDOT on the management teams for the Peconic Estuary and the South Shore Reserve Programs.
Darrel was the disaster coordinator for approximately eight years and managed the Oil Spill Remediation and Response group. He was an expert witness for the NYS Attorney General’s office regarding oil spills. He managed the Environmental Section for 18 years. He was also the resident engineer for the east end of Long Island.
He is currently president of Kost Environmental Services Inc., which has been serving the environmental community for more than 20 years.