Barbara M. Fair is a graduate of New York University School of Law and a member of
the New York State Bar. Ms. Fair was First Deputy Counsel for the New York State
Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) for ten years and served as
Acting General Counsel. Ms. Fair was also the agency’s Ethics Officer for many years.
Ms. Fair’s administrative and policy initiatives included initiating, in concert with the
NYS Office of the Aging, a comprehensive program to assist elderly tenants in
accessing community support services after retiring from state service. Ms. Fair
worked three years for the Greystone Corporation surveying the physical condition
and building code compliance of multi-family projects, state-wide. Ms. Fair is an
on-call Disaster Assistance Employee for the Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency. A permanent resident of Southampton
since 1995, Ms. Fair has committed substantial time to community service. She is
currently a board member of the Town of Southampton Housing Authority, the
president of the North Sea Community Association, a member and past secretary of
the North Sea Citizens Advisory Council, and participates in the Suffolk County Bar
Association’s foreclosure program representing homeowners.