Ethics Board

Guided by the Code of Ethics of the Village of Southampton, the Southampton Village Ethics Board exists to promote public confidence by insuring both the reality and the appearance of integrity in village government.  Also, by guiding and protecting village employees and elected and appointed officials, the Ethics Board helps them discharge their duties without fear of unwarranted accusations of unethical conduct.

The Ethics Board does not initiate complaints and queries, but responds to those forwarded to it by concerned citizens.  All such referrals, and all work by the Ethics Board, are confidential, unless required by law.  

To submit an ethics complaint, to ask an ethics question, or to request a confidential advisory opinion, please contact the Board of Ethics at the following address or phone number:


                            Secretary to the Board of Ethics

                             Southampton Village Hall

                             23 Main Street

                             Southampton, NY  11968

                             (631) 283-0247 ex.226


The current members of the ethics board are:

  • Steven Peiffer (chair)
  • Teresa Melhado
  • Susan Steinhardt
  • Thomas Kempner, Jr
  • Vacant - There is currently one vacancy on the Ethics Board.  If you are interested in being considered to serve on this Board, please contact