Southampton Town Trustees Founded 1686
To Preserve Public Access to the Water and Uphold the Traditions of a Maritime Community
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Meet the Trustees

The current Town of Southampton Trustees are:  Eric Shultz – President, Fred Havemeyer – Secretary/Treasurer, Jon Semlear, Edward Warner, Jr., and William Pell IV.


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Trustee History

Trustee history early years

In the year 1639, eight men from Massachusetts executed an agreement known as “The Disposal of the Vessel” for the purpose of establishing a permanent settlement on Long Island. The signatories of this agreement, who were later increased to 18, were known as the “undertakers”. The agreement itself contained provisions for the establishment of a company, the procurement of a vessel and methods to be employed in finding a site and distributing the land.


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